Congressional Serial Set Volume 4540

Congressional Serial Set Volume 4540

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...also improve methods wherever possible. Future Of The Industries. Looking back to the middle of the last century, when just a start had l)een made, when growers were beginning to believe something might perhaps be done in the way of a commercial grape industry, and taking a glance at what such States as Virginia, Missouri, Ohio, New York, and California have done, especially New York and California, there is good reason to believe that the industry in this country may yet reach a development proportionate to that of other agricultural interests. Achievements at expositions and on public occasions, however, are really far in advance of what has been done in the way of production. This may easily bo seen when the product of this country is compared with that of other countries. In 1001 France produced of wines 1,523,233,200 gallons; Italy, 1,013,700,000; Spain, 520,080,000; Portugal, 155,700,000; Austria, 110,100,000; Roumania, 87,120,000; Chile, 85,120,000; Russia, 70,500,000; Bulgaria, 73,920,000; Germany, 00,720,000; Argentina, 55,410,000; Turkey, 50,100,000; Greece, 32,300,000; Switzerland, 31,080,000; United States, 29,500,000, and Servia, 23,700,000 gallons. However, the industry in the United States is as yet in its infancy. A beginning has just been made in a commercial and businesslike manner to improve methods and expand markets. California has produced and sold annually the last, ten years an average of 20 million gallons of wine, 2 million gallons of brandy, and 80 million pounds of raisins. So far the raisin industry of this country has only supplied the small home demand of 80 million pounds, whereas the present population, were it to consume as much per capita as some other countries, say Great Britain, would now use 400...show more

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  • Paperback | 370 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 658g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236986822
  • 9781236986825