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Journal of Agriculture, 1910 (2nd of 2)

Journal of Agriculture, 1910

The Journal of Agriculture was published by the Department of Agriculture to educate farmers. The contents of the first issue illustrate the diversity of farming at the time – it included articles on the organisation and scope of the department, a criticism of tussock burning, a description of the poor condition of tussock grasslands in parts of the South Island, and an analysis of the British market and current product prices.

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Tony Nightingale, 'Government and agriculture - Formation of the Department of Agriculture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 August 2022)

Story by Tony Nightingale, published 24 Nov 2008