At mid-September the farmer pauses an instant in his harvest race against crop-withering frosts, to consider his year. Spring broke tardily everywhere in the U. S. Summer was generally satisfactory, in spite of brief searings of drouth in the central plains and musty weather in the south. At present boll weevils and hopper fleas are damaging the cotton crop to a small extent. In the northwest and in Canada rains worry the prairie farmers, as he prepares to harvest his grains. Elsewhere crop conditions are satisfactory.

Specifically, the U. S. corn crop this year will be slightly less than last, oats...

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