After two exceptional harvests we were beginning to think that everything was too easy. This year’s harvest was therefore a bit disappointing when measured against 1977 and 1978 but it was still well above the average for the past five years. Winter barley dropped by about 5% and the very small amount of spring corn actually showed a slight increase in yield over last year. It was winter wheat which suffered most and yields dropped by 15%. Perhaps it was lucky that prices rose 15% from last year’s level and thus the overall financial results were not too bad.