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Page 2 - Section 73, paragraph 2: The Annual Report of the Secretary of Agriculture shall hereafter be submitted and printed in two parts, as follows: Part One, which shall contain purely business and executive matter which it is necessary for the Secretary to submit to the President...
Page 207 - That in order to aid in diffusing among the people of the United States useful and practical information on subjects relating to agriculture and home economics, and to encourage the application of the same...
Page 28 - The demand for farm products, unlike the demand for manufactured articles, does not expand rapidly to meet a large increase in supply. There is a tendency toward an equilibrium between urban and agricultural industry. If too much labor and capital are diverted from farming, the relative prices, and consequently the relative profits, of agricultural activity will increase, and there will be a tendency toward expansion. If this is excessive, however, relative prices and profits will tend to decrease...
Page 497 - ... degrees, and many provide for graduate study. About 60 of these institutions also provide special, short, or correspondence courses in the different branches of agriculture, including agronomy, horticulture, animal husbandry, poultry raising, cheese making, dairying, sugar making, rural engineering, farm mechanics, and other technical subjects. The officers of the agricultural colleges engage quite largely in conducting farmers' institutes and various other forms of college extension.
Page 480 - They are then folded in the middle, hung lengthwise over a line, hair side out, and left to dry. When both surfaces are barely dry and the interior is still moist they are laid over a smooth, rounded board and scraped on the flesh side with the edge of a worn flat file, or a similar blunt-edged tool. In this way an inner layer is removed and the skins become nearly white in color. They are then stretched, rubbed, and twisted until quite dry. If parts of a skin are still hard and stiff, the soaping,...
Page 479 - Thin skins are tanned by it in one day, but heavy skins must remain in it longer; they may remain in it indefinitely without harm. When removed from this liquor they are washed several times in soapy water, wrung as dry as possible, and rubbed on the flesh side with a cake of hard soap.
Page 497 - 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 285 - Many breeders and live-stock owners will not introduce animals into their herds unless they are reasonably certain that no tuberculosis exists in the herds from which the animals are taken. To such owners an animal of doubtful health has no intrinsic value and they will readily pay a premium for animals from accredited herds. For grade cattle $10 per head is a conservative estimate of the premium on animals known to be free from tuberculosis, and $25 per animal is likewise a reasonable estimate of...
Page 48 - July 11, 1916, is hereby amended to provide that the term "rural post roads," as used in section 2 of said act, shall be construed to mean any public road a major portion of which is now used, or can be used, or forms a connecting link not to exceed ten miles in length of any road or roads now or hereafter used for the transportation of the United States mails, excluding...