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The National Crop lie]xrter gives the fyllowing information conoerning growing crops: Eeports f rom corresponden ts indícate a severa drought prevaihng in nearly all portions of the country eaat of the Eocky Mountains as far as New England, with more or less daraage to the growing crops in most sections. Since the date of these reporta there has been very general rains throughout the country, and it is thought enough to check all damage on the score of drought. The condition of the growing wheat in the States of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin nearly three per cent. above a good average condition. In Illinois the condition of tho wheat is very high ; in Iowa five per cent. abovo average, and in the other States below. The average condition of the oats in tho same State six per cent. below good average, Missouri being the only State reportiug above an average. Estimates in relation to the area sown thiB year in barley indícate in the States previouely mentioned an increase over last year of 2,062 acres and make the area this year in round numbers 58,000 acres. There ia an estimated falling off this season in the rye area, averaging in the acres. The área this year is placed at a triflo less than 330,000 acres. Special returns in relation to the tobáceo crup in Kentucky, Southern Ohio aad Indiana, and in Tennessee are such as to make the outlook a very bad one. Aside froni the late frostg, the bug and other inseets have been very destructive. No bean planting had been done up to June lst, the ground being too dry. It seenis to be the general opinión among growers and dealers that the prospecta aro not in favor of more than one-half or two-thirds of last year's crops. Much damage is expected by the potato bugs, which are evidently increasing in nuuiber8. Coraparatively little damage is reported by the cuinchbug, and no extensive destruction by grass-hoppers. - We can congratúlate the country on one thing : that is the adjournment of Congress une die, which took place on Tuesday last, at ö o'clock P. m. And now buaiuass men of the country au breathe Irte for a few raoaths.


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Michigan Argus