Yearbook of agriculture. 1915

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1915
 

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Page 45 - ... middling fair, strict good middling, good middling, strict middling, middling, strict low middling, low middling, strict good ordinary, and good ordinary, which shall be the official standard of cotton classifications.
Page ix - 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 and Congress...
Page 308 - Farmers' Bulletin 428. Testing Farm Seeds in the Home and in the Rural School. Farmers
Page 20 - Foot-and-mouth disease, also known as aphthous fever, epizootic aphtha, and eczema contagiosa, is an acute, highly communicable disease chiefly confined to cloven-footed animals and characterized by an eruption of vesicles or blisters on the mucous membrane of the mouth and on the skin between the toes and above the hoofs. The vesicles rupture, forming erosions and ulcerations; there are also salivation, tenderness of the affected parts, loss of appetite, lameness, emaciation, and diminution in the...
Page 321 - The United States may be divided into an eastern and a western half, characterized, broadly speaking, one by a sufficient and the other by an insufficient amount of rainfall for the successful production of crops by ordinary farming methods. The North Pacific coast and several sections in California and in the northern Rocky Mountain region constitute exceptions to this statement.
Page 33 - ... control, and with power to penalize violations of the law only by revocation of licenses or by prosecution, is not sufficient to warrant the assumption by the government of responsibility for the products. Control of Serum Production. "It has been suggested that effective control over serum production could be accomplished by government ownership. While there is much to be said in favor of such a plan, it seems doubtful whether it would be practicable. Certainly it would seem unwise for the government...
Page 498 - Ohio Indiana Illinois Michigan Wisconsin Minnesota Iowa Missouri North Dakota . South Dakota.. Nebraska Kansas...
Page 87 - This appears to be the grand rendezvous or head quarters of the greater part of the Crows within forty or fifty miles of the spot. It is entirely destitute of trees, the Crows alighting and nestling among the reeds, which by these means are broken down and matted together. The noise created by those multitudes, both in their evening assembly, and reascension in the morning; and the depredations they commit in the immediate neighbourhood of this great resort, are almost incredible. Whole fields of...
Page 49 - The department has continued its studies of rural financial conditions in this country. It has investigated the relations of banks, life insurance, and mortgage companies to farmmortgage credit and those of banks and merchants to the financing of farm operations. It has examined the recent legislation relating to personal-credit unions, extended its investigations of interest rates and other charges on farm mortgages and personal and collateral loans, and studied the possible forms of organization...
Page 321 - West the provinces are determined by the mountain ranges and extend north and south. Agriculture in the East varies primarily with latitude and soils, but in the West the principal factors are altitude and rainfall. The average elevation of the eastern half of the United States is less than 1,000 feet; that 'of the western half, over 4,000 feet.

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