Special Publication Volume 1-50

Special Publication Volume 1-50

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...contracts to an entirely new set of buyers in the receiving markets. While the future sales idea is favored generally by the growers, it is probably a questionable policy for a. growers association which expects to build up a permanent business on a crop like Bermuda onions which is not well adapted to long storage. If the market advances, the grower loses his legitimate profit and if it declines the buyer takes a loss. Both parties to the contract are gambling on the future and under these conditions it becomes almost impossible to establish confidence between shippers and receivers. A growers association handling a large share of the crop can eliminate much of the speculative trading in futures which has indirectly been the cause of such heavy losses in the past. It can give every dealer or buying broker an equal opportunity to secure his supplies at the current price without the necessity of his financing the grower through the season. THE JOINT FEDERAL AND STATE INSPECTION SERVICE. For the past two seasons Coachella Valley onions have been graded according to the established U. S. grades for Bermuda onions. These grades are recognized by the buying trade and their use facilitates trading on a definite basis. In order to further protect themselves, growers employed the State Shipping Point Inspection Service both in 1921 and 1922. A force of trained men inspected the onions both in the fields and at the car door or loading platform. A shipping point inspection certificate was issued on each car describing in detail the quality and condition of the onions and certifying that the stock met the requirements of U. S. Grade No, 1 when such was the case. The market situation was so discouraging both years that the growers felt it was not...show more

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  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 558g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236943317
  • 9781236943316