A Farm Management Study: A Comparative Study of the Success of a Number of Farms in Rock County, Wisconsin, from the Financial Records Taken for the Years 1914 and 1915

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University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1916 - 46 pages
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Page 9 - ... so thin and gravelly that it cannot be cultivated by any known process." And yet the surface soil of this whole region, with some inconsiderable exceptions, consists of a rich loam, from twenty to thirty inches in depth, easily cultivated, and made highly productive without immoderate manuring. Some of the best farms in the southern part of the State have, during the last five years, been made in this condemned region ; and it is shown by the agricultural survey of the State that the Island produces...
Page 6 - ... opposite is the case. The inaccuracy of the rates is the result of radical differences in the age distribution of the two employments, there being 11.5 per cent, of farmers at ages sixty-five and over, while among printers there are only 1.5 per cent, living at this age period. These facts are set forth in the following table, in which a comparison is made of the crude death rates and of the corresponding death rates fof divisional periods of life : — THE COMPARATIVE MORTALITY OF FARMERS AND...

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