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Page 247 - 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 226 - This is logical, for all food products, most of the raw materials for clothing, and many of the materials used for shelter are supplied by agriculture, and it is as important to study their use as their production, since the two are interdependent. The Department of Agriculture not only helps the farmer to make two blades of grass grow where one grew before, but also, through its studies of the use of agricultural products as food, helps the housekeeper in her efforts to make one dollar do the work...
Page 376 - He answered and said unto them, "When it is evening ye say, 'It will be fair weather; for the sky is red.' And in the morning, 'It will be foul weather today; for the sky is red and lowering.' O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?
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 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...
Page 217 - 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 519 - Some of the nutritive material present in green vegetables may escape into the water in which they are cooked, and if the water is discarded this means a corresponding loss. In experiments made in connection with the nutrition investigations of the Office of Experiment Stations it was found that when cabbage, which contains...
Page 538 - 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.