The Secretary of Agriculture must deal with crop-yearsfrom sowing-time to harvest-timerather than with fiscal* years, which, in the U.S., begin and end in the middle of calendar years. Secretary Jardine, reporting on the crop-year 1927-28 and anticipating 1928-29, announced:
That the U.S. farmer's gross income increased somewhat in the past year:
1926-27 income $12,127,000,000
1927-28 income $12,253,000,000
The 1928-29 income should be still larger. Specially well off are dairymen, beefmen, poultrymen, hogmen. Not so well off are grainmen, haymen, tobacco-men, potatomen.
Despite bad weather, yield-per-acre was 3% above average this year, although some 10,000,000...