To the stomachs of 135,000,000 U.S. citizens, the Department of Agriculture's monthly crop report last week brought bad news:
>Prospects for the winter wheat crop had declined to 515,000,000 bu. (from the 558,000,000 bu. of a month ago).
>The Southern peach crop was expected to be about 9,000,000 bu. instead of last year's 19,000,000.
>Prospects for the chief truck crops were 10% below last year.
>The Department admitted less hope for record milk production this year.
Reason: April's fitful weather. Pasture grass was off to a slow start. In the vast grain belt between the Rockies...