The Jute Plant
The Jute is a plant comparatively easy of cultivation, and producing a fiber that has commercial value. The great difficulty, is to separate the fiber in such a way as to make it usable. Lack of machinery for doing this effectively has led to the neglect of this plant in America, although it is sometimes grown in the Gulf States. Mr. Burbank has the plant under observation, but it is perhaps of no great avail to develop it unless some one will invent a machine to handle its fiber.
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