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Environmental History in State Publications: Agriculture

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Early spring flowers of Vermont

From the Seventh Vermont Agricultural Report by the State Board of Agriculture for the years 1881-1882.


Agricultural information varies by volume.  It consists mainly of reports given to agriculture boards on various topics. Some of these topics include the use of cow's milk in feeding children, fruit tree growth and pruning, modern dairy methods, insects and insecticides, sheep breeding, crop rotation, farm wastes, business practices, and natural history of the area. 

Meeting minutes are also given for dairy associations.

Also included are acts and regulations enacted by the General Assembly relating to the manufacture and sale of provisions and fertilizer, offenses against public health, testing of milk and cream, horse protection, and other agricultural ventures.

Examples of Resources Available:

Vermont State Board of Agriculture Report

Missouri State Board of Agriculture (See Missouri Historical Documents Browser)