Proceedings of the Fruit-Growers' Convention of the State of California Volume 38

Proceedings of the Fruit-Growers' Convention of the State of California Volume 38

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: control the prices. The jobber or purchaser, under the present conditions, goes into the market early in the season, before the grower knows anything about the conditions in the East, and he commences to bear the market. MR. JACOBS. You mean the packers. GENERAL CHIPMAN. Yes, the packer. He will commence selling in the East on an assumed basis. He will assume that he is going to get peaches at four and a half or four. The eastern buyer will not come out here and ofier a higher price in competition with his neighbor, who has an option on several car loads at four cents, and so we are at the mercy of that class of men. MR. JACOBS. They have an organization, haven 't they? GENERAL CHIPMAN. If they have it is all the worse, because it is an organization against our interests, and in a general way I want to urge upon the growers the importance of considering the necessity of extending these exchanges so as to include some of the dried products. MR. ROEDING. In Mr. Nagle's paper he deprecated the idea of selling fruit through the auction market, and I would like very much to hear that discussed. I am very sorry Mr. Nagle has left the hall. MR. KELLOGG. I don 't think he was condemning the auction, but he preferred the f. o. b. sales. MR. SPRAGUE. Of course, all of us who are at all familiar with the marketing of fresh fruits know that every possible channel for marketing must be used and must be used to the utmost. You know the history of marketing fresh fruits is that until the open market was established and fruit sold freely in those auctions in New York and Chicago, the market was exceedingly unsatisfactory and unstable, so I don't see that there is any possible argument in the matter. MR. DE MOTTE. I agree with...
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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236900448
  • 9781236900449