Local Cooperative Potato Marketing in Minnesota

Local Cooperative Potato Marketing in Minnesota

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...is 24 per cent of the total shipments. Of the 566 cars rejected, 29 were later resold at invoice and 52 were forced and delivered at invoice. The others were adjusted at a lower rate or sold to other buyers. The table shows that "scab" and "undersize" were responsible for more than one third of the deductions. Better sorting and grading could have saved much of this. The same is true of "blemish." The "old frost" mentioned in Table XII is frost before the potatoes were loaded into cars. The principal other causes, which produced 2.7 per cent of the total loss, are as follows: wrong-sized sacks, delayed shipment, chemical injury, wrong variety, and sunburn. The losses average nearly $30 per car. However, these. are not all real marketing losses. Some are merely deductions. For example, much of the $23,000 deducted for "scab" and "undersize" would still have been lost if the scabby and undersized potatoes had been left at home. The real loss involved in such cases is the loss of quality by the good potatoes as the result of this mixing in of "scab" and "undersize." It should also be stated that not all of the losses or deductions are chargeable to the local associations. Cars were sometimes held several days at destination before delivery could be made. This, of course, greatly increased the damage from rot, heating, and transit frost. Another reason for rejected cars is delayed delivery. In the seasons of 1918-19 and 1919-20, the associations were very frequently unable to deliver cars on time. If prices fell sharply in the meantime, buyers sometimes insisted upon a new deal. ' A rejected car is frequently hard to sell for what it is really...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236877624
  • 9781236877628