THE CANADIAN WHEAT CROP.
Writing to a firm in Australia, tbe general manager of the Lake of the Woods Milling Co., Keewafcin, Wioni peg, Canada, Bays: — We expecb to have the largest acre f»ge ever sown here. Last year we bad about 10,000,000 aores under wheat, and tbia year to bave 12,000, 000 in the three provienoes: Manitoba Saskatchewan, aDd Alberta. Iα some sections of the country laat year tbe crops were very poor, and the Government has had to help out a good many of the settlers with seed | g<aio. I believe they are distributing j somewhere in the neighbourhood of 6,000,000 dollars worth of seed grain in different parts of tho country. When you realise that our wheat sec tioo is about 1,100 miles loDg by 500 wide, it is almost impossible to get a good crop out of the whole territory, although tho year before last the crop wa a a vei'y gr>od one Last'eeason the total yield was about 145,000,000 bushels, but with a" fairly good crop tbis next season, it; phould reach away over the-200,000,000 mark. We have had ft very mild winter, with only one week of really cold weather when the thermometer went down to abouTßs degrees below zero. To keeper four big mills grinding we require 42,000 bushels of wheat a day, Also have a chain of nearly 115 elevators throughout the Western country with a eapa> city of from 20,000 to 50.000 bushels eaoh, We have a buyer at each of these points, and tbe grain be takes through his elevator helps to keep the mills running.
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THE CANADIAN WHEAT CROP., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3467, 22 June 1915