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A correspondent oigoing with the Initials J.L. writes p« follows to the "New Zeihod Timea" : -Reliable eatlmttea of the wheat orop In Vio'oria give a yleH of 9,600 OCO bushels, that is 5 000.000 bushels leas than laat harveit, showing how severe and dlraitrcas this dry winter »od spring have been. Seven ml lion five thousand bushels being required for home consumption, leaves about 52.C00 tons for export. New South Wales will probably have four or five million bushels of lta own growing. South Australia is uld to have 5 000.000 bashels of a surplus ; so altogether, ani inclading a pretty large balance at ill on hand of last year's / croo, the Australian colonies will have bread enough to eat. The heavy rains of a fortnight sinos will give the main orop of potatoes a good start. It is remarkable that late frosts In both New Zealand and Victoria should have been so dlsascrona to the earlier planted potatoes Both from Blenheim end Palmerston very bad accounts of damage by froit are to hand. The. oat orop is, however, the fullnre In Victoria, and a Urge demand for the m*ln staple of New Zealand agrlooUare moat continue until another harvest la reaped.

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THE AUSTRALASIAN .'HARVEST, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2042, 21 January 1889

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THE AUSTRALASIAN .'HARVEST Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2042, 21 January 1889

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