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Iowa State Register and Farmer (Newspaper) - July 12, 1907, Des Moines, Iowa IMPORTANT HISTORY OF INDUSTRY IN THIS ISSUE ESTABLISHED 1856 DES MOINES FRIDAY JULY 12 1907 NO 2.722 EVOLUTION OF AGRICULTURE A writer in a magazine re- ferred to the invention of movable type by Guttenberg as the greatest distributive invention that ever was made in that it circulated knowledge among the children of men and played tury The wide dissemination through the agency of books and common schools instituted the leaven of ress in the ranks of the humblest ers and thus by the invention of chinery and improved methods the burden of labor has been lightened arid the products of toil very largely increased The process has been so rapid that many of the and writings that have been cited as authority a dozen years ago are now out of date and regarded back humbers Some of our best writers on agricultural topics would hardly venture today to reprint and vouch for the soundness of some of their utterances ot ten years ago Before the days of the power er it was a common practice to feed oats in the sheaf Feeding in manner has been regarded a wasteful practice The feed provided In oats is not without its advantages A NICE QUIET THE WOODS ranch the same part in human life as does the transmission of force in the world of physics It might be added that the general distribution of edge marked the period of the ning of the evolution in agriculture In the process of development the ing masses were quickened and the man with the hoe was transformed into a thinker The age of ideas was closely lowed by the new era of invention and applied science which was the feature of the nineteenth What marvelous transformation has been wrought in the methods and of soil tillage and animal in- dustry within the last half century And let it be noted that an important factor in this evolution has been called book which some have to despise Under the ing influence of agricultural papers books lectures institutes and granges the changes have been wrought and old time notions theories traditions and practices have been outgrown discarded This illustrates the necessity of ing step with the procession and marching abreast of the times agriculture takes rank side by side with the so-called learned professions and many of the brainiest men in America are engaged in the study of its manifold problems you noticed any growth in the corn Keep the back yard as clean as the front yard however If oats are permitted to come ripe it is as to thresh and feed the grain and stray Iy feeding straw in- about the same proportion as fed sheat In feeding oats this to be avoided When oats are to fed in have them the grain is in The should he cared when fed should be ran through cutting box In this manner sheaf can be fed without
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