Very little wheat has yet been sown and the season is so far advanced that even with favorable weather hereafter the breadth of land in wheat will be much less this year than last. – Late sown wheat is not as apt to do well as early and this circumstance may affect the yield. The chances are against a large wheat crop in Iowa this year.
It is presumed that the heavy rains of the last few days will stop the fall and set the river again upon the rise.
– Published in the Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 19, 1862