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Wheat Growing in Great Britain.

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Wheat Growing in Great Britain. From the Return issued by the Board of Agii. culture, we get the following particulars C, During the year 1898 there was a very large increase to the wheat growing area of Great Britain. In 1894 the acres cultivated were 1,928,000 In 1395 „ 1,417,000 In 1896 P) 1,694,000 In 1897 „ 1,889,000 In 1898 »» 2,102,000 The area of the wheat acreage in 1898 is not only the largest for the past five years, indeed, it for the first time reached over 2,000,000 acres since 1892, when it stood at 2,220,000. Two reasons are assigned for the increase, first the price, the average price during the last quarter of 1897 reaching 33s. 3d., and during the first quarter of 1898 35s. Id., as against a yearly average ranging in 1893.6 from 22s. lOd. to 26s. 4d.; second, the exceptional season for planting the crop. The additional area, however, planted with wheat was, according to the returns, gained entirely at the expense of barley and oats.

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