Yearbook of Agriculture

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1931 - Agriculture
 

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Page 366 - 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 336 - ... market agencies;" requires such agencies to furnish their services upon reasonable request, without discrimination and at reasonable rates; and confers upon the Secretary of Agriculture the power to determine what are the just and reasonable rates or charges for their services. The Secretary prescribed a tariff of maximum charges for such services at the Omaha stockyards, effective January 1, 1927.
Page 41 - ... brush and timber of low utility, and the lack of an individual or public interest in its protection against fire makes it a menace to other more valuable areas. Public reforestation is imperative for several reasons. It is necessary to promote timber production, to protect stream sources, to check erosion, to provide recreational facilities, and to utilize land resources that would otherwise produce little or nothing. FIELD RESEARCH IN FARM MANAGEMENT There have been many discussions, but too...
Page 404 - In the administration of the forest reserves it must be clearly borne in mind that all land is to be devoted to its most productive use for the permanent good of the whole people, and not for the temporary benefit of individuals or companies.
Page 276 - refuge"). The refuge shall be established and maintained (a) as a refuge and breeding place for migratory birds included in the terms of the convention between the United States and Great Britain for the protection of migratory birds, concluded August...
Page 38 - Knowledge of land resources is indispensable .to the wise direction of production. (2) The contraction of farm acreage is necessary in some areas, and a check upon its expansion is necessary in others. (3) Steps should be taken by public agencies, local, State, or Federal, to divert taxdelinquent lands or lands obviously submarginal for farming purposes to other than farm uses. (4) Our national reclamation policy should be reconciled with the need of restricting farm production. (5) Public reforestation...
Page 245 - Agriculture is authorized to determine, establish, and promulgate, from time to time, a reasonable standard of quality, condition, and/or fill of container for each class of canned food as will, in his judgment, promote honesty and fair dealing in the interest of the consumer...
Page 26 - In the last seven years it has produced an annual average of 43.000,000 bushels of wheat more than has been consumed, and the United States' carry-over has piled up to the record total of 275,000,000 bushels. This .year, moreover, our wheat crop is larger than that of last year. It is sometimes urged in defense of continuous wheat expansion in the United States that certain extensive wheat-growing areas in this country can produce wheat more cheaply than it can be produced anywhere else in the world....
Page 10 - Grape production amounted to 2,350,000 tons, about an average production, but 12 per cent larger than in 1929. The increase was in California. Production outside California was less than in the year before, though 8 per cent better than the average. The orange and grapefruit crop now being picked is estimated at almost half larger than in the previous season and lemon production at about one-fourth larger. Potato production, on a slightly increased acreage, amounted to about 352,200,000 bushels,...

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