High old Times for farmers.
--The St Louis Republican, speaking of the depressing effects of the war, says: ‘"In this market potatoes cannot be given away at 6 per bushel; new corn will go down to 10c, if it can be sold at all; oats will be worth nothing; hay will be a drug, and wheat will not, in all probability, command over 35"’
In Northern Illinois
last year's potatoes, sound and nice, are given away.
One farmer in Whiteside county
has thrown five hundred bushels of fine potatoes out to the weather, as no one would take them for cost of transportation.
An lowa paper quotes potatoes at 2; wheat, 30c; corn, 8 per bushel; butter, 7 per pound; eggs, 2 per dozen; cheese, 6 per pound; markets cull at that.
The inference from the above is, that the West
feels the pressure of the blockade in a far greater ratio than the South
The farmers have no market, and the small consumers no money to buy even at such prices.