Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Thirty-second annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Platteville, Wis., February 10, 11 and 12, 1904. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays and discussions relating to the dairy interests
Discussion, pp. 98-101 PDF (805.1 KB)
Alvord, Henry C.
[Address: taxation on whey butter], pp. 101-106 PDF (1.3 MB)
Wiwosin Dairyve's Association. The President: We are honored this afternoon by having with us a representative of the T)epartanent of Agriculture of the United States Government, the dairy veteran, Major Al- vord, who will now address us. ADDRESS. WHEY BUT'TER. Major Alvord, Washington, D. C. Mr. President, correspondence with the 1epartment at Wash- ington and articles that have appeared lately in the public press, have indicated that the impression has gone abroad in this state that there was some opposition to the manufacture of whey butter, or that the government or government officers intended to interfere with the manufacture of whey buttes by special tax- ation or otherwise, and it seemed to me that this was a fit and desirable opportunity to say a word on this subject. There is but one law upon the statute books of the United States which relates to butter, and that law was largely an acci- dent, and rather exceptional in that respect. Generally, these laws of this class result from long continued agitation and spe- cial effort, but in connection with the latest legislation on the subject of oleomargarine, and in the course of formulating that legislation, committees of Congress, of their own motion, as you may say, because of information which came to them while they were perfecting the oleo legislation, saw fit to include in the oleo bill three or four sections relating to butter, and among those sections certain classes or kinds of butter, if found any- where in the United States, may be specially taxed-must be specially taxed, and the manufacturers of those particular kinds or grades of butter are subjected to license fees and certain re- strictions in their business. U 101
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