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Agricultural Notes

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The use of Florida phosphate is reported as very rapidly increasing in the gnif states. Accordiog tothe department of agrieulturo the average valué of farm hocses has riaen from $58.44 to $67 daring the Last decade. Bradstreef s states that there are in New England half a handred stock farms, where twenty years ago there were practically none, and in California the breeding of fast horses has beccano abnost a craze, The importance of economy in feeding is illostrated by the statement accredited to Dr. Collier, of the New York experiment station, that a saving of one cent a day upon the dairy cows of New York is over $6,000,000 a year. Statistics of the agrkvuitnral dfipartment place the total nnmber of sheep in the United States Jan. 1, 1861, at 48,481,188, valned at$108,397,447. Jan. 1, 1890, the nnmber af eheep in tito United.Stotes was 44,886,073, valned Kt $100,059,781,