Congressional Edition Volume 4301

Congressional Edition Volume 4301

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...and prospects of such crops as enter into competition with those of the United States in the world's markets. Negotiations with the Governments of various important grainproducing countries of Europe, and also with that of the Dominion of Canada, looking to a telegraphic interchange of crop reports similar to that already in operation between the United States and Hungary, were entered upon during the closing days of the fiscal year covered by this report, and it is not an improper anticipation of the Statistician's report for the year 1901-1902 to state that those negotiations have now reached a stage at which it can be stated with almost absolute certainty that the growing season of 1902 will see the American farmer placed in as prompt possession of reliable statistics concerning the principal grain crops of foreign countries as he is of those of the United States. DEMAND FOR ENLARGEMENT OF SCOPE OF WORK. There is an urgent demand from many different directions for a substantial broadening of the scope of the work of this Division. Only the insufficiency of the appropriation prevents the live stock and live-stock products of the country--an interest so enormous that after satisfying the needs of our own large population there was available last year-for export over 8250,000,000 worth of its products--from being reported upon as promptly and fully as are the cotton, corn, and wheat crops of the country. The annual fruit crop, the egg and poultry industry, beet sugar flaxseed, and other products of great and growing importance also claim attention. The Department has already in operation all the agencies necessary to the collection, as often as may be necessary, of the required information relative to these important interests, and all that...
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  • Paperback | 474 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 839g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123659150X
  • 9781236591500