A Report on the Culture of Hemp and Jute in the United States, with Statements Concerning the Practice in Foreign Countries, the Preparation of the Charles Richards Dodge

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A Report on the Culture of Hemp and Jute in the United States, with Statements Concerning the Practice in Foreign Countries, the Preparation of the  by  Charles Richards Dodge

A Report on the Culture of Hemp and Jute in the United States, with Statements Concerning the Practice in Foreign Countries, the Preparation of the by Charles Richards Dodge
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... american jute culture.MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher.

Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... american jute culture. introductory. In the section on hemp, in the first part of this report, it is suggested that as hemp is already established in American agriculture, by extending its culture, it might be made to take the place of jute in many of the coarse jute manufactures now produced in this country, and in a measure regain its lost position. In this connection, I may state that while hemp is the stronger and better fiber, and its culture fully understood, a strong point in the argument for jute cultivation is the fact that the present large demand for India jute assures a ready market for the American product.

As many manufacturers are using jute and not hemp, and their machinery is adapted to the softer fiber, they will continue to use jute until satisfied of a positive advantage in employing the other kind. But at the outset it should be understood that the Department urges experiments in the cultivation of both hemp and jute, growing them together in localities where both plants will thrive, in order to ascertain the relative cost of culture of each.

The first belongs to more temperate climates, however, while the last is a hotcountry product. The employment, in our industrial economy, of both hemp and jute fiber grown on American soil would add greatly to the prosperity of the farmers of both sections of the United States, giving to each a crop with which to replace, in part, the culture of staples which are no longer profitable.

A little more than half a century ago jute was brought into prominence in Europe through the experiments of a Dundee manufacturer, and from that time on the use of the fiber has increased rapidly, until to-day the large consumption of the fiber in all manufacturing countries has given it a very...



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