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Crop Prospects In England

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A. very important estímate of the prospecta of the growiug grairt crops in England has boen published by llr. ïhos. C. Soott, a grain statistician of established reputation. He estimates that there will be a greïiter doficienoy next harveat than last, and that England wilPbe conjpelled to import more than half her ontiro food supplies. Iu the first phice, he estimates that half a million anres, or one-fifth less land has been placed under wheat cultivation this year than last, and that the yield of the land aetually wan ted will be deficiënt both in quantity and quality. The weather has been bad for both winter and spring wheat, and evon under the most favorabl oonditions of heat and moisture during tho balance of the season, an average proporHonate yield canaot be looked for. Thero will not only ba a deficienoy from reduced area, but also from the aggregate yield per acre. Tho total value of the food importations of Great Britain in 1871 amounted to $303,640,000, and in 1872 to $338,185,000,- an inorease of $34,545,000 in one year. The food importa for the current year inay be estimated at not less than $450,000,000, - an inorease, in round numbers, of $ 150,000,000, as compared with three years ago. The present very unfavorable prospects of the coming harvest afford no hopos of a reduction next year, as the doorease in the average production per acre will go far tocounterbalance a fnvorabie harvost in Until Aiigust r.ext year Bngland must necessarily be a heavy buyer of food supplies, and is likely to absojrb the surplus prodiactions of the wfeoie worid.


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