The Farm Report: Agriculture in the South During the Reconstruction Year of 1868

Pat Young

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I actually really enjoyed reading these!
My husband works in the AG industry now so I thought it was pretty cool to see the historical reporting.

This years harvest was actually late here in the central valley due to the heat and Hubby has been working extra long hours.
I'll have to share these with him!
Glad you like them. When I read the 1868 newspapers I come across farm reports a lot. There is stuff in them that you would not expect.
 

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This report from a NY newspaper combines politics and economics in a way similar to what you see in the Southern newspapers:

Commercial Advertiser
Friday, Oct 02, 1868
New York, NY
Page: 2

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Planters; Cotton
Memphis Daily Avalanche
Friday, Dec 18, 1868
Memphis, TN
Vol: 11
Issue: 193
Page: 2

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Good news on the grasshopper front.

Dallas Weekly Herald
Saturday, Nov 28, 1868
Dallas, TX
Vol: XVI
Issue: 11
Page: 2
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