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Henry, W. A. (William Arnon), 1850-1932 / Amber cane in Wisconsin : a circular from the Agricultural Department of the state university
(1881)

Amber cane in Wisconsin,   pp. 2-4 PDF (693.8 KB)


The outlook,   pp. 4-5 PDF (454.6 KB)


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         Although the rainy weather of last fall came on just at
       the time when the cane was ripening, and the season must
       be recorded as unfavorable for cane, those who manufac-
       tured for syrup are, on the whole, satisfied with the result.  4
                            THE OUTLOOK.
  What are the prospects for the coming season is a ques-
tion which elicits far more interest than any enumeration
of past advancements. Many persons are about to invest
considerable sums of money for machinery, buildings, and
in planting a large acreage of cane. Will it pay the com-
ing season as well as last is the question they would like to
have answered. It is a curious coincident that just at the
time when the creamery system is being adopted in the
West, and the opportunity offers for the manufacture of a
first-class quality of butter in unlimited quantities, that all
sorts of imitation products as oleomargarine, suine, etc.,
should be put on the market and the trade demoralized.
Now, almost in the same way, just as a means appears by
which syrup of a good quality can be made, not only for
home use, but for foreign trade, the manufacture of glucose
assumes unthought of proportions, and it is affecting the
trade in all classes of saccharine products.
  Those forecasting the prices for Amber syrup should con-
sider the peculiar condition of the market for such goods just
at this time. Up to within two or three years, the demand
for syrup was filled by the southern product.  This, of
course, will yet force itself upon the trade in some quarter
if driven from our section and tend to weaken the market.
Glucose is appearing everywhere and nearly always as
an adulteration; with the large number of manufactories for
the product which are now being put in operation, the
price will be cheapened and the inclination to mix it with
other syrups greatly increasd. The effect of this can
hardly be calculated, but in my opinion can not easily be
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