National Affairs: Jardine Report

The Secretary of Agriculture must deal with crop-years—from sowing-time to harvest-time—rather than with fiscal* years, which, in the U.S., begin and end in the middle of calendar years. Secretary Jardine, reporting on the crop-year 1927-28 and anticipating 1928-29, announced:

That the U.S. farmer's gross income increased somewhat in the past year:

1926-27 income $12,127,000,000

1927-28 income $12,253,000,000

The 1928-29 income should be still larger. Specially well off are dairymen, beefmen, poultrymen, hogmen. Not so well off are grainmen, haymen, tobacco-men, potatomen.

Despite bad weather, yield-per-acre was 3% above average this year, although some 10,000,000...

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