The United States in the twentieth century by Pierre Leroy-beaulieu

The United States in the twentieth century

byPierre Leroy-beaulieu

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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. 1906. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II THE VALUE AND DISTRIBUTION OF VARIOUS PRODUCTS Equal in area to three-fourths of Europe, the vast territory of the United States is admirably adapted by nature to the cultivation of a great variety of agricultural products. It is to be observed, nevertheless, that the conditions of soil and climate are, for a given space, much less diversified in America than in our part of the world, and that the climatic extremes shown everywhere, except in a narrow strip of country on the Pacific Slope, are not at all suitable for certain delicate products. As a matter of fact, there are only four highly important branches of American agriculture. Three of these are alimentary, the other is industrial. They are: the cultivation of hay and grain, the raising of live-stock, the production of milk and its derivatives, and the growth of cotton. As secondary cultures, but still of importance, may be added the cultivation of fruits, vegetables and tobacco. A classification of farms according to their chief sources of revenue--that is to say, their principal products--makes the primacy of the products just mentioned very evident. Numerically as well as in area and value, hay and grain and live-stock farms are far in the lead. Then come dairy and cotton farms, and vegetable, fruit and tobacco farms. The sugar farms, which are few in number and small in area, have a relatively high value, but only because industrial establishments are operated in connection with them. Sugar farms properly so called are really of small importance. Number And Area Of Farms Accord1ng To The1r Ch1ef Sources Of Income., Round Area value in (In millions of acres). raiij0ns Number. Total. Improved, dollars. It need hardly be said that the relative proportion of different classes varies with...

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Title:The United States in the twentieth centuryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:122 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217762093

ISBN - 13:9780217762090

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