Of all the departments of the Government, few have made more progress in general usefulness than the Department of Agriculture. This has been almost entirely due to its scientific Bureau. This yearbook is a new departure and will surely increase the popularity of the Department.
This volume is divided into three sections:
1. Report of the Secretary for 1894, giving a general account of the operations of the Department.
2. Essays and papers by chiefs of Bureaus and divisions, on their general work, and on special studies of interest to the farmer.
3. An appendix made up of statistical tables useful for reference.
The contents of this yearbook are: 1. Report of the Secretary. 2. The Federal Meat Inspection by D. E. Salmon. 3. Education and research in Agriculture in the United States by A. C. True. 4. What Meteorology can do for the Farmer, by M. W. Harrington. 5.