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Wheat reports

The July 18 1933 edition of the Toronto Globe contained two filler articles reporting on how the wheat crop was doing in various parts of Canada.

First, there was a report from D. P. Weibe of Plum Coulee, Manitoba:

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Twelve bushels per acre isn’t many by modern standards. By way of comparison, the average wheat yield in Canada in 2018 was 43.9 bushels per acre (down from 49.6 bushels per acre in 2017).

The news wasn’t any better in St. Thomas, Ontario:

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Things might have been bad in 1933, but they got worse in 1934: on the Canadian Prairies, the drought was so bad that it created a dust bowl.

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