Pleased was Secretary of Agriculture Arthur Mastick Hyde to be able to report to President Hoover a "gradual improvement" in husbandry. Farm incomes ($12,527,000,000) were higher than in the last three years. The decline in land values had been retarded. Fewer husbandmen were quitting their acres for the city. Some 1929 farm facts:
Corn. "2,528,000,000 bushels produced, 308,000,000 less than in 1928 . . . smaller acreage . . . reduced yields."
Wheat. "792,000,000 bushels . . . 902,000,000 in 1928. . . . Wheat prices have been substantially higher. . . ."