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The Growing Crops

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Crop reporta from various sections of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa are coming ín, and, as a general tbing, the outlook-is good. Corn is a little bashful as yet, but warm weather will start it. 'Wheat gonerally looks well ; cliintz bugs liavo arrivcd with their families at various places. They aiso look well, or will before the wlieat is ripe. Kust and blight have made thcir appearancc, but not to any alarming extent. Bye looks well, especiiilly when manufactured, but it is not expected that tüe product will be largo, owing to the Motfett bell-punch intrusión. Barley is in excellent condition, but, when cultivated, will look better, and scll for 5 cents a glass. The farmers did not scatter a great deal of this vegetable this soason, and for that reason it is expected that some commission men will establish a "corner " on it before it is hatched. It will command a better price than wheat before fall, then up goea beer again. Potatocs look well, and are not troubled a great deal by the bugs, since most of the bugs are icterested. in the manufacture of Paris green for Southern Minnesota trade. The potato crop will be largo, but the variety small owing to dull times and scarcity of money. There are no small potatoes here that we know of. Oats are in good condition, but the yield will be light, and not more than enough for home consumption. There have been a large quan tity of wild oats sown the past season, but returns have not yet arrived, and the question is, " what will the harvest be?" There has been but a moderate ice crop this season; it would have been largor but for the destructive raid made on it by grasshoppers early in the spring. All in all there will be more than an average crop of everything, including babies, and the prospecte for fall trade are good. - Peck's Sun.


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