Wisconsin State Agricultural Society / Transactions of the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society, including the proceedings of the state agricultural convention held in February, 1885, together with other practical papers
Vol. XXIII (1885)
Beach, C. R.
Science in agriculture, pp. 280-301
Coon, F. W.
The ins and outs of tobacco culture, pp. 301-320
DiSCUSSION. the persons to determine that question, and they no doubt determined it wisely, in their own estimätion at least. Mr. Hoxie-I wish to present a resolution, but before read- ing it I will say this, that the last congress has passed an appropriation of $50,000 to provide for experiments in the production of sugar from sorghum: It was considered im- practicable for the department longer to attempt to raise sorghum to experiment on, and this appropriation was made so that the experiment might be carried out in different parts of the country. The governor of this state has urged the establishment by congress of an experimental station in the state of Wisconsin to experiment on that artiele for this latitude. This appropriation has not yet been expended, and the chemist of the agricultural department writes me that he will use his utmost efforts to secure a portion of the ap- propriation in this state, and I would ask this convention to pass this resolution: 1?esolved by the Farmers' Convention, That the department of agriculture of the United States be respectfully urged to establish an experimental station in this state for experiment in the cultivation of sugar from sorghum, and that the senators and members of congress from this state be requested to further this object. (Referred to the committee on resolutions.) I will state that, unless this appropriation is passed by congress at the present session, it will be converted back into the treasury in July. THE INS AND OUTS OF TOBACCO CULTURE. By F. W. CooN, of Edgerton. @ Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen - As introductory, and in justice to myself perhaps, 1 ought to state the subject assigned to me, <The Ins and Outs of Tobacco Culture," was not of my own choosing. The programme as first printed, contained a blank opposite this topic, and I have some how gained the impression that I was selected more to ffll out this blank, rather than I should be expected to furnish you any thing original or interesting on this subject. The writer's 301
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