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The March report of the Statistician of the Department of Agriculture shows the amount of wheat remaining in farmers' hands on March 1 to have been about 164,000,000 bushels, or 24.5 per cent of last year's crop, as compared with 23.2 per cent of the crop of 1901 on hand March 1, 1902, and 24.5 per cent of the crop of 1900 on hand March 1, 1901.

The corn in farmers' hands is estimated at about 1,050,600,000 bushels, or 41.6 per cent of last year's crop, against 29.2 per cent of the crop of 1901 on hand on March 1, 1902, and 36.9 per cent of the crop of 1900 on band on March 1, 1901.

Of oats there are reported to be about 365,000,000 bushels, or 36.9 per cent of last year's crop, still in farmers' hands, as compared with 30.6 per cent of the crop of 1901 on hand on March 1, 1902, and 36.2 per cent of the crop of 1900 on hand on March 1, 1901.

The following table shows the percentages of last year's crops of wheat, corn and oats in farmers' hands on March 1 for each of the principal grain-producing states: .

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SUMMARY OF CROP REPORT FOR MARCH, 1903, BY STATES.

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305,167 New Hampshire.. 670,131 Vermont.........

1,258,252 Massachusetts .. 1,460,771 Rhode Island. 293,145 Connecticut.. 1,651,671 New York .... 16,130,750 New Jersey.. 10,100,565 Pennsylvania 53,658,426 Delaware

5,239,752 Maryland ... 20,379,017 Virginia

41,345,656 North Carolina. 37,622,880 South Carolina. 18,988,705 Georgia...

35,093,979 Florida ....

5,180,640 Alabama..

23,223,623 Mississippi..

24.658,588 Louisiana

16,784 762 Texas.

44,867,415 Arkansas..

50,655,042 Tennessee.

73,081,329 West Virginia 20,512,616 Kentucky

90,093,357 Ohio...

121,608,512 Michigan..

35,193,814 Indiana..

171,332.142 Illinois...

372,436,416 Wisconsin

42,425,349 Minnesota ... 33,826,559 Iowa...

297,686,016 Missouri.

264,232,605 kansas.

222,805,621 Nebraska.

252,520,173 South Dakota 29,812.822 North Dakota. 1,604,380 Montana ....

81.708 Wyoming

47.203 Colorado.

1,909,000 New Mexico

811,998 Arizona.

151.540 Utah.

217.281 Nevada Idaho

127,007 Washington

230,322 Oregon.

398,853 California

1,839, 150 Oklahoma

40,501,640 Indian Territory. 38,591,962

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CROP CONDITIONS ON APRIL 1, 1903. The April report of the Statistician of the Department of Agriculture shows the average condition of winter wheat on April 1 to bave been 97.3, against 78.7 on April 1, 1902, 91.7 at the corresponding date in 1901, and 82.1, the mean of the April averages of the last ten years.

The average condition of winter rye on April 1 was 97.9, against 85.4 on April 1, 1902, 93.1 at the corresponding date in 1901, and 87.9, the mean of the April averages of the last ten years.

The following table shows the averages of condition on April 1, the corresponding averages one year ago, and the mean of the corresponding averages for the last ten years:

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The following is an official statement of the wheat crop of the world:

WHEAT CROP OF THE WORLD, 1898-1902.

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WHEAT CROP OF THE WORLD, 1898 - 1902–Contd.

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616.551.000 / 586.360.000 847,672,000

125.141.000! 120,516,000 84.845,000 1.520,971.000 / 1,495,145,000 | 1,484.213,000 404.061.000 1 314.022,000 380,936.000 42,373,000 43,600,000 43.400.000 56,202,000 50,111.000 56,610,000

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75,984.000 1.798.963.000 376,428.000 48.000.000 43,927.000

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