CANADA: Golden Surprise

Across the prairie wheatfields, tractor headlights flickered through the night, and the clank of combines filled the still air. As farmers raced to beat late summer hailstorms, a harvest that defied drought, dust storms and the dire predictions of experts was moving in a golden stream last week to Canada's bins and elevators. The new wheat crop, estimated at 340 million bu., will probably be the smallest in four years —down sharply from 1956-57's huge 573.1 million bu. But it is so much better than anyone thought possible in early summer that...

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