The average yield of wheat per acre in the state, as e9timated July lst, is 12.3C bushels, in the southern counties 13.27 bushels, In the central 10.30 bushels, and in the northern 12.40 bushels. These estimates aro based on nearly 1,100 reporte, nearly 700 of which are f rom the southern counties, and 300 are from the central counties. The estímate for the state is 8-100 of a bushei less, and for the southern counties 2.03 bushels more than the estímate of the 189G erop made July lst of that year. The Hessian fly is reported from various points, but it does not seem probable that material damage will be done to the erop. The supervisors returns of farm statistics, so far as footed, indicate pracjlcally the same acreage as harvested in 1890. Harvest will not be general even in the southern counties before the 15th. This is more than two weeks later than last year. when harvestmg was begun in the extreme southern part of the State as early as June lOth, and the cutting was about completed throughoul the southern counties by July 4th. The number of bushels of wheat repoi-ted marketed in June is 490,278, as compared with 349,863 reported marketed in June, 1896, and the atnount marketed in the eleven months, August-June is 9,465,582 bushels, as compared with 8,669,482 bushels in the same months last year. The area planted to corn is estimated at 4 per cent less in the state and 5 per cent less in the southern counties than in average years. In condition the erop averages in the state, southern and northern counties 75, and in the central 76. The average condiiion of oats is 88. The estimated area planted to bean9 is 72 per cent of area in average yeare. The estímate one year ago was, for the state, 94. The average planted to potatoes is estimated at 18 per cent less than ia average years in the southern counties and the state, 19 less in the central and 10 in the northern counties. The average condition of the crop4s now 88. The average condition of the meadows and pastures and of clover sowed this year is 99. The hay erop now being secured is one of the best in avei - age per aere ever harvested in the state.