This" has not made much headway in our country, because land is cheap. The cost of draining is often more than the market price of the ground. It pays better to have half a crop than a whole crop at so much outlay of ready cash. But times are changing. The advance in the value of land will make underdraining profitable. Not only soils that are always wet, but those that bake in a dry time, are benefited by under-draining. Double the crops can be had for the same labor on such soils when under-drained.