Clipped From The Princeton Union
Tobacco Growing1 some business interests there. in Minnesota. The Minneosta immigration commissioner, Mr. George Welsh, calls our attention to an interesting tobacco growing experiment in Clearwater, Sherburne county, 'Minnesota, the past year. Mr. Heibel of Sherburne county put ten acres of his farm into tobacco the past year with satisfactory results. A sample of this year's crop was submitted to Prof. Sandston, horticulturist at the Wisconsin experiment station and an expert in tobacco growing, who states that the quality of the crop is surprisingly good, indicating excellent possibilities along the line of developing an extensive tobacco growing industry in this state, as has been the case in Wiseonsin. The flavor and burning quality cannot of course be determined until a test is made after the tobacco has gone through a sweating and fermenting process, but the present indications are that tobacco growing can be made a big success as has been the case in Wisconsin where tobacco lands are exceedingly valuable. It is said that the tobacco raised by Mr. Heibel this year is worth from 13 to 15 cents a pound, in which case the yield from his ten acres would be worth from $1,300 to $1,500. Tobacco growing is of course a business in itself and demands experience and careful methods of handling and curing. But if tobacco of quality can be raised in certain sections of the state, as indicated by Mr. Heibel's experience, there is no reason why the industry should not grow to large proportions.The Farmer.