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Title: Indiana Crop Prospects
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Prospects indicate that the corn will get a late start in this section. The frequent rains have prevented most farmers from preparing their grounds and the cold and wet together have prevented that which has been planted from growing. The rain that set in Thursday night of last much of the planting will be done after the first of June.--Ligonier Republican.

The wheat in this section is heading out finely. So far but little damage had resulted to the crop.--New Albany Commercial.

The weather during the present spring has been worse than anything we are able to recall of previous years-even in this capricious climate. We presume that the farmers, at the end of May, were not over half done planting corn. On an average in the last six weeks it has rained at least two days out of every three.--Waterloo, De Kalb County, Press.

A gentleman who has traveled extensively through Warrick, Spencer, Gibson, Posey and Vanderburg counties during the past week, informs the Evansville Journal that he has never seen such a wheat crop as that now maturing. In a few localities it has fallen to some extent, but not enough to cause material injury.

The Vincennes Sun says it is informed by some of the farmers that the late rains have seriously damaged the wheat in that section, that particularly which was thrifty, being bent or broken down.

The apple, peach, pear, plum and cherry trees in Gosport and vicinity are literally loaded with young fruit, and never gave richer promise of a full crop than at present. We hear none but good reports of the wheat crop throughout the country, and; with no drawbacks, this season will be remarkable for its yield of fruit and grain.--Independent.

White river has been on another rampage this week-the freshet being as extensive as that of 1858. It is impossible to estimate the damage done to the farming interests, in the destruction of crops, fences, &c. Scarcely a farm on the river bottom has escaped loss to a greater or lesser extent.--Where stood waving fields of wheat, corn just beginning to grow finely, and long lines of substantial fencing, an almost desert waste now presents itself. The estimated damage to the farmers of this county, is not less than one hundred thousand dollars. The I. & V. railroad suffered considerably.--The road is washed away on both sides of the upper bridge, for several hundred feet, and for some three hundred yards on this side of the lower bridge.--Martinsville Gazette.


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Date: 6/17/1869
Origin: Warren Republican
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Record ID: 00001702
Type: Periodical
Source Archive: Warren County Historical Society
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Clippings scrapbooks
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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