Congressional Edition Volume 7921

Congressional Edition Volume 7921

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...elevator man subscribes to these cards, known as the grain bulletin cards, published in Minneapolis by a man by the name of Durand. Now, that 3i per cent of kingheads amounted to 2.1 pounds per bushel; 60 bushels, minus 2.1 bushels, equals 57.9 pounds, at $1.62, or a value of $1.56; the price received with the kingheads was $1.21, and the gain to the farmer if the kingheads had been considered as dockage would have been 35 cents per bushel. Mr. Jones. Do you say this would grade No. 1 if it did not have this foreign matter in it? Mr. Mcgovern. Yes; that grades No. 1 dark northern, and tests 60 pounds to the bushel. Mr. Jones. That is, if you take out the foreign material? Mr. Mcgovern. Yes, sir. (Hearings, p. 22.) Mr. McGovern produced a dozen or more samples taken from farmers' wagons and graded down for like reason where wheat was actually No. 1. It is the contention of the proponents of the bill that such foreign material not only can but actually is separated before the wheat is made into flour, and this at the cost of 1 or 2 cents per bushel. The evidence on this point is as follows: Mr. Kincheloe. How is it done; floating it in water, or by machinery, or how? Mr. Mcgovern. The Fargo mill, which is about a 250-bafrel mill, they run it over a sieve, and have brushes both below and above the sieve, as it runs over, and they have no trouble taking out the kingheads. Mr. Kincheloe. The kingheads would float if it was put in water? Mr. Mcgovern. Yes. Mr. Clarke. What is the general practice? Mr. Mcgovern. The big mills put it in water. Mr. Jacobson. The big mills want to add moisture before they grind it? Mr. Mcgovern. Yes. Mr. Jacobson. And that is the reason they put it in water? Mr. Mcgovern. Yes. Mr. Kincheloe. And at the same time they...
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  • Paperback | 374 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 9781236617408