Yearbook of Agriculture (Google eBook)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1913 - Agriculture
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Page 249 - Agriculture, the general designs and duties of which shall be to acquire and diffuse among the people of the United States useful information on subjects connected with agriculture in the most general and comprehensive sense of that word, and to procure, propagate, and distribute among the people new and valuable seeds and plants.
Page 2 - K, 1895.] [AN ACT Providing for the public printing and binding and the distribution of public documents.] Section 73.
Page 521 - FRUITS. amount of protein and energy a pound would supply, and should take into account the amount of material, fuel, and labor required to prepare the two foods for the table. Grapes commonly cost less per pound than raisins, but a given sum spent for fresh fruit will buy a smaller amount of nutritive material, since the proportion of water is much higher than in the raisins. On the other hand, one can think of circumstances under which low-priced fresh fruit, which may be eaten as purchased, would...
Page 33 - March tenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, or any subsequent decisions or instructions of the Secretary of the Interior or the Commissioner of the General Land Office...
Page 215 - Agriculture to investigate and report upon the organization and progress of farmers' institutes and agricultural schools in the several States and Territories, and upon similar organizations in foreign countries, with special suggestions of plans and methods for making such organizations more effective for the dissemination of the results of the work of the Department of Agriculture and the agricultural experiment stations, and of improved methods of agricultural practice...
Page 542 - College instruction in agriculture is given in the colleges and universities receiving the benefits of the acts of Congress of July 2, 1862, August 30, 1890, and March 4, 1907, which are now in operation in all the States and Territories, except Alaska. The total number of these institutions is 67, of which 65 maintain courses of instruction in agriculture.
Page 379 - The moon and the weather May change together; But change of the moon Does not change the weather. If we'd no moon at all, And that may seem strange, We still should have weather That's subject to change. "Notes and Queries.
Page 248 - Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be expended by the Secretary of Agriculture in cooperation with the Postmaster General in improving the conditions of roads to be selected by them over which rural delivery is or may hereafter be established...
Page 193 - With all these data before the board, each individual member computes independently, on a separate sheet or final computation slip, his own estimate of the acreage, condition, or yield of each crop, or of the number, condition, etc., of farm animals for each State separately. These results are then compared and discussed by the board under the supervision of the chairman, and the final figures for each State are decided upon.
Page 380 - ... often precedes a storm. Hence the justification of the prosaic proverb that says: When stars flicker in a dark background rain or snow follows soon. THE WIND. There are numerous proverbs based on the directions and changes of the wind, but their value, in the main, is only local, except when taken in connection with the height and rate of change of the barometer. However, in middle latitudes the direction of ordinary undisturbed winds is from west to east. Therefore a radically different direction...

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