Special Agents Series Volume 201-205

Special Agents Series Volume 201-205

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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: ...their representatives in Spain. These exporters have their own warehouses and in some cases their own factories for shelling the nuts and preparing them for shipment; in other cases the country growers shell them and sell them in this form to the exporters. The exporters commonly have considerable capital of their own, but are tending to secure more and more credit from the banks, since the banks are offering increasing facilities to the trade. The banks not only discount drafts drawn upon foreign buyers against the shipment of goods, but also will loan on goods stored under their control to 50 or 60 per cent of their value, or more) The exporters purchase the nuts from the producers, frequently with the aid of brokers who receive a commission. The producers commonly are small landholders, though there are exceptions to this rule, especially in southern Spain. Almost always the producers receive payment in cash at the time of sale. Generally speaking, the credit facilities available to the producers are inadequate. Frequently the exporters advance them funds for the purchase of fertilizers, insecticides, or agricultural implements. The banks will loan to wellestablished producers upon the guaranty of two signatures, but banking facilities are confined to the larger towns. The agricultural syndicates (syndicates agricolas), which assist their members principally by cooperative purchase of fertilizers and by small loans of money, are not sufficiently strong financially or inclusive in their memberships to contribute importantly toward solving the problem of agricultural credit. However, such organizations have made much progress in the last decade and their future is hopeful. Before the war the usual practice was for the American importer...show more

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  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236876873
  • 9781236876874