Sherman Antitrust Act passed.
Developed simple test to determine butterfat content of
McKinley Tariff Act passed with a tariff on some
The second Morrill Land-Grant College Act authorized
separate land-grant colleges for Negroes17 were established.
Meat Inspection Act authorized inspection of salted pork,
bacon, and live animals intended for export, and the quarantine of imported
Of gainfully employed persons, 43 percent were engaged in
Combination corn-shucking and fodder-shredding machine
Nitrifying bacteria isolated from soil.
First comprehensive list of animal and
human parasites developed; today it comprises more than 30 volumes.
Bacteria shown to cause plant diseases,
Antibodies proposed as responsible for immunity.
First successful gasoline engine farm tractor built by John Froelich.
Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia
Cotton boll weevil found near Brownville, TX.(more)
Canadian Marquis, first successful cross-bred spring wheat,
Cause of cattle tick fever discovered;
demonstrated that a disease-producing microorganism could be transmitted by an
arthropod from one animal to another. (more)
Carey Land Grant Act granted land to western states after irrigation provided
by the states.
Milestone document in soil conservation
published: Farmer's Bulletin No. 20, Washed Soils: How to Prevent and
Reclaim Them. (more)
Spindle-type cotton picker invented
Insects shown to spread plant
First extensive table of food values
Tea Importation Act passed, the first U.S. law regulating food products.
Concluded that disease could be caused by depriving body of
certain substances, later defined as vitamins. (more)
Congress authorized testing of seeds purchased on open market.
First funds officially appropriated to
collect, test, and prepare foreign plant materials. (more)
Field mapping of soils began by