The Organization Of Agriculture

Paperback | May 21, 2012

byEdwin A. Pratt

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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. 1904 Excerpt: ...and those imports of cheap rye from Russia which then seemed to threaten her with disaster are now looked upon as having been little more than blessings in disguise. CHAPTER XIV SIBERIA PROBABLY the last country in the world from which the British agriculturist has thought to meet with competition on his home markets is Siberia. But the rate at which the imports of dairy produce from Siberia into this country are increasing is prodigious. In 1900 they represented a value of £980,000; in 1901 the figure rose to £1,655,000; and in 1902 it stood at £2,196,000. In fact, Russian butter was, for a time during the summer of 1903, coming to London at the rate of 1,000 tons a week, and there were large quantities of eggs and poultry besides. The first dairy in Siberia for the manufacture of butter for export was not set up until 1893. Yet to-day the number of such dairies in the country is over 2,000, and their operations, which are still rapidly extending, already cover an area of 160,000 square miles. As for the total production of butter in Siberia, it increased from 5,000,000 lbs. in 1898 to 67,000,000 lbs. in 1901. The value of Siberia's total butter export in 1903 was put at £3,000,000. How can so great a business as this have been developed, in so short a time, in a land which the English farmer has, probably, hitherto associated with frost, and snow, and political exiles, rather than with successful and competitive agricultural pursuits? To begin with, the ordinary idea of Siberia is an altogether erroneous one, for the country has vast expanses of virgin soil of wonderful fertility, and though the summer is short, the climate uncertain, and the locusts destructive, there is scope for almost limitless production. But the natural advantage...

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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. 1904 Excerpt: ...and those imports of cheap rye from Russia which then seemed to threaten her with disaster are now looked upon as having been li...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:May 21, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217602851

ISBN - 13:9780217602853

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