THE WORLD'S WHEAT PROSPECTS
: » - ■ "Dornbasoh'fl List" of April 12, reports on the prospeots of wheat In various oountrleo. The following is a summary : England — Wheat looks well, and wUq a normal summer should give a Urge yield. France — Farmers are unusually hopeful respecting tbe result of the wheat prop. Germany— There, also, the outlook Is satisfactory. Russia— ln the neighborhood of the Azov winter wheat prospects are rather disheartening, , but so far nothing definite oan be known of the position of wheat In tbe great black earth regions which produce the finest crops. United States— The Agri ou'tural bureau reports the oondltion of wia'ev wheat at 94 (oot of a possible 100). against 82 In April, 1888, 40 la 1887, and 92 in 1886, and as the weather has favored the, sowing of spring whea v , farmers In the United States already anticipate a full yield of wheat, provided meteorological conditions remain propitious, ladla.— ln thw n -^"TitAft irtlftt-irtnja tha ornpajara well spoken of, and the qaaiUy~lsiTEe T jrTd~l>o excellent. Bombay, on the other hand, will suffer from a shortage of Boft wheat, whilst K^raohl hopes to have another good year of export bu'lneas. It is estimated that the oenp of 1889, most of whioh is 'now harvested, will not pxooed 33 000.000 qaftrlerr, or sb »ut 1 000,000 quarters less than the crop of 1888. On the whole, these reports are muoh better than the average of several years in sue* oeasion, and it Ib not surprising that with the , prospxots described, Amerioan arid Russian aeJfers have lost hope In - the possibility of i he nmkat recovering.
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