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War Booms in Agricultural Markets
Since the first increase in commodity prices early in September, the European war has had less influence than domestic conditions on fluctuations in the market for American farm products. War demand has combined to some extent with better business prospects and larger domestic consumption to raise the price of cotton; the price of wheat has been more affected by the long-continued drought in the Great Plains region which was only broken by snowfall late in December. In setting up its farm ...