Production of Sugar in the United States and Foreign Countries
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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...has increased from $3.84 per ton in 1903-4 to $5.42 in 1911-12, or an average for the decade of $4.56. The value of beets per acre ranged from $52 in 1903-4 to $70 in 1912-13. The year of 1911-12 was noted for two characteristic features: The price paid the grower, $5.42, for beets was the highest for the decade, while the value per acre, $44, was the lowest for the decade. The average value per acre for the entire period was $58. The beets for German factories are obtained from three sources, and are defined as factory beets, stockholders', and purchased beets. The factory beets are grown on land owned or leased by the factory; the stockholders' beets are grown by individual members of agricultural societies, who own the most of the sugar factories; and the purchased beets are bought in the open market and are grown by independent growers and stockholders not on contract. Beets grown on contract are usually from one kind of seed, supplied gratis by the factory with which the contract is made. A striking comparison is shown in the production of beets by the three classes of beet growers. The percentage of area cultivated by each class of growers was practically the same as the percentage of production of beets by each class. Expressed as percentages of the total area under beets, the area grown by the factories was 6.5 per cent, stockholders' and other contract beets 39.5 per cent, and independent growers 54 per cent. The quantity of beets produced was 6.7 per cent by the factories, 39.4 per cent by the stockholders, and 53.9 per cent by the independent growers. The average productions per acre by the three classes of growers were remarkably uniform. The factories produced an average for the decade 1903-4 to 1912-13 of 13.04 tons per...
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