Message of the Governor to the General Assembly

Message of the Governor to the General Assembly

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...before the Supreme Court, that will test its constitutionality. If the law should be found defective another should be enacted at once in its stead that will stand the tests, and by proper enforcement guarantee and assure purity and germinating of all seed offered and sold to the farmers. The commissioner has enforced the law respecting feedstuffs. A force of six field inspectors has been constantly employed. It is necessary to see that all commercial feedstuffs, much of it containing many different elements, is legally branded showing its contents, and that the feed actually conforms to its formula as contained in the brand thereon, The department maintains a laboratory in which analysis of samples of feeds are made, and through the tests, examinations and supervision by his official force, many thousands of dollars are saved to the consumers throughout the State. In like manner commercial fertilizers are subjected to analysis and tests that determine their purity and value. In all of this important work the department has found employment for its energies, leaving, as it should do, the educational field to be cultivated by the department of the State University, and the Agricultural Department of the United States, upon whom this duty has been very properly devolved. In promoting and directing farmers' institutes the administrative capacity of the department has been fully demonstrated. The delegates selected to attend the insti tutes are now selected in county meetings of farmers and are thoroughly representative of the farming interests. The programs and proceedings are free from departmental or political domination.-In establishing these organizations upon a sound, permanent, independent basis, free from political control, the...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123676840X
  • 9781236768407