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Ashburton Guardian Office, Friday afternoon. Since our last report a decided improved lone in the grain market is noticeable. Advices of a satisfactory nature from the Old Country have caused prices for all kinds of wheat to be very much firmer, lad several sales have been effected at higher rates than have ruled for some New Zealand wheat is now quoted In Lbhdon at 48s per quarter, having ~ , tisen during the past few weeks from 455. Bach nows cannot be otherwise than extremely satisfactory to farmers and others, greater encouragement is given to those •' engaged in agricultural pursuits. to put more land under crop, and thus give more employment for capital as well as labor. We hope the prices will continue to increase, and so recoup our farmers for the ' ; heavy losses they have experienced during > ihe past few-years. The weather has been -tieUghtfully-fine for all outdoor work, and V ipe serious frosts have as yet interfered I' ' with the fanning operations necessary at this time of the year. On the wheat lands the early sown crops are coming up t ; well, and the benefits of our sparrow clubs are beginning to be felt already, as a considerable diminution in the number of ■ sparrows and other l small birds adds greatly to the appearance of the wheat crops. The prices of other cereals remain about .the same as last week, excepting ’- that oata aro still being enquired after, ■’ ~ 'and holders seem inclined to wait for better prices.

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COMMERCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 390, 8 July 1881

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COMMERCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 390, 8 July 1881

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