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The following is a statement of the Division of Statistics, issued under the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture, of the corn crop of the world from 1897 to 1901, inclusive:
According to Broomhall's Corn Trade News (London), the rye crop of the world in 1902 amounted to 1,566,000,000 bushels; the oat crop to 3,273,000,000 bushels; the barley crop to 1,059,000,000 bushels, and the corn crop to 3,069,000,000 bushels.
Below is a statement showing the volume of the crops in the calendar years. In thousands,—000 omitted. From the Corn Trade Year Book 1901-02:
WHEAT HARVEST CALENDAR.
January New Zealand, Chili.
February and March.. .Upper Egypt, India.
April Lower Egypt, India, Syria, Cyprus, Persia, Asia Minor, Mexico, Cuba.
May Texas, Algeria, Central Asia, China,
June California, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia,
North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee,
July New England, New York, Pennsylvania,
Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa.
August Oregon, Washington, Central and Northern
Minnesota, Dakota, Manitoba, Lower
September and October .Scotland, Sweden, Norway, North of
November South Africa, Santa Fe.
December Burmah, New South Wales, Argentina,
NUMBER AND VALUE OF FARM ANIMALS.
The Statistician of the Department of Agriculture has completed his estimate of the number and value of farm animals in the United States, by separate States, on January 1, 1903. The totals for the country are shown in the following table, together with tho corresponding figures for January 1, 1902:
The above table shows a net increase during 1902 of 26,149 in the number of horses, ■408,425 in that of milch cows, and 1,925,785 in that of sheep, and a net decrease of 28,929 in the number of mules, 68,591 inthatof cattle other than milch cows, and 1,776,266 in that of swine.
There is an increase in average value per head amounting to $3.64 in the case of horses, $4.88 in that of mules, 98 cents in that of milch cows, and 75 cents in that of swine, with a decrease of 31 cents per head in the case of cattle other than milch cows, and of 2 cents in that of sheep, the total value of all farm animals being $3,102,515,540, as compared with §2,989,170,150 on January 1, 1902, an increase of $113,345,390.
The production of wheat, corn and oats in those States comprised in what is commonly known as the Great Northwest, those States being Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Nebraska and Oregon, aggregated 2,284,072,054 bush, els, valued at $840,909,318; and the number of horses, mules and milch cows, sheep, swine and cattle other than milch cows, on the farms in those States, on the 1st of January, 1903, was 65,781,836, valued at $1,236,141,691.