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Washington, November Ui Thk fnllowlhtr statement of the cöudition oí. eorn, iobueco and potato drops was issued tt day by the Department of Agrioulture. The erop of eorn Rhows no increase over that of Inst year, but rather a slight decline for the whole country. The Atlantic States all show an inórense, particularly the States of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvanianad Virginia. The Gulf Stiltes sufFered from drought in the spring and too much rain during the summert excopt the State of Texas, whieh almost donbles her product. Ib the States north of the Ohio Itiver, Ohio and Michigan increased their yield, while Indiana and Llinois decreased. West of the Mississippi River, Iowa alone increased her yield. On the Paciüc Slope California shows an increase. Tiiere was less lunü plauted in tobáceo this year than last. The decrease was principally in the States of Maryland and Virgini. lu ühio, reuusylvaiiia and Wisconsin there waa a decided increase. Early in the season the weather was not propitious, but in August and September it was very favorable. The average yield per acre, as report ed November l, is 740 pounds, agfetnst Ï03 last year. Thu area planted in potatoes was this year about equal to that planted in 1879, but in the total erop there ia ijuite a decline. The yield per acre is reported this year at an average of Ui bushels, against 98 in 187 and 6J in 1S78. Only three States - Texas, Arkausas and California- report an increase in the yield. AU others report a decline, more or less. Inseut injuries are not uf general complaint, but drought is almost uuiversally mentioued.


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