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The British Harvest Of 1874

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The London Agricultural Gazette of the lst, contains 273 reports of the current wheat cjop from all the English, most of the Scottish, and many Irish Counties ; and of these 1S3 declare it to be " over average," 8:i declare it to be "average," and only seven p.ut it " under average." Ihe reports are as nearly as possible the converse of those of 18775, when the numbers were 11, 89, and Ió7 respectively. The Spring sowu corn crops, are, however, very inferior to those of last year. Barley, indeed, is a hoavy erop ou heavy landt. ; aud iu Essex, as in other clay land oountries, alinost all the corn erops are above an average. But taking tuein over the whole country, more than half the returns of barley, oats, and beans and peas are under average ; about onetbird are average, and the small remainder over average. The average oat erop is the worst spring-shown erop of the year, beans aud peas come next, and barley is the best of that series. Happily the wheat erop is undoubtedly an admirable erop in 1874, and it is the erop in Enlaud at auy rate whieh most generally aftects the fortunes of the farmer. 'Light land farmers are, however, in very poor plight. They have a miserable hay erop, a very poor promise of turnips, and all spring-sown corn is - poor. The mangel erop, which does not concern them inuch, is likely to be good ; ' and the potat.o erop, which inight affect ' them generally, is likely to be sound and , good, but it is not much cultivated as a i general farm erop in England. The i vest i's prooeeding rapidly in the southern Í and eastern counties, and we don't hear that there is any difficulty iu procuring J the necessary hands. ]


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