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US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Contribution from the Bureau of Statistics.
November. 11, 1913.
THE AGRICULTURAL OUTLOOK.
CROP PRODUCTION IN UNITED STATES.
The figures given in this report are estimates based upon informa-
tion from the most reliable sources obtainable and are believed to be
as nearly accurate as can be expected without an actual enumeration.
A general summarization of crop yields per acre in the United
States indicates a combined estimated average of about 13.1 per cent
smaller than last year and about 6.3 per cent smaller than the esti-
mated average yields of the last 10 years. The final outcome of
crops appears to be somewhat better than the earlier condition
It is estimated that the general level of farm prices of staple crops
decreased 3.7 per cent from October 1 to November 1. Almost every
year there is a reduction in the price level from October 1 to Novem-
ber 1, the average reduction during the period of the preceding five
years having been 4.4 per cent. The average level of prices of crops
on November 1 was 13.2 per cent higher than on November 1 last
year, 1.8 per cent lower than two years ago (a year in which crops
were smaller than this year), and 9.5 per cent higher than the average
of the last five years on November 1.
The estimated average farm price of meat animals (beef cattle,
veal calves, hogs, sheep, lambs, and chickens) on October 15 was
about $7.12 per 100 pounds, which compares with $7.15 on September
15, $6.86 a year ago, $5.58 two years ago, and $6.80 three years ago.
From September 15 to October 15 the price level decreased 0.5 per
cent, which compares with an increase of 1.8 per cent during the same
period a year ago, a decrease of 5 per cent two years ago, and a
decrease of 1.7 per cent three years ago.
The estimated average of yields this year of all crops combined,
duly weighted by States, compared, first, with last year and, second,
with the average yields of recent years, is given on page 2.
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