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Chicago Packer (Newspaper) - July 23, 1938, Chicago, IllinoisSch. Of bus lib. To wait circulation Thep Aoker cover this or Cleat a fled find in Road Only Bir Voo Plo interested in your kind of Busl Nam and it Roaches about Oil of your cd a fit Cioni and probable con Nec Toni avorywhoro1 in to in Ltd Sutra. M devoted to the interest of commercial growers packers shippers and receivers of fruits vegetables melons Etc. . Ohm Mottor of to to Atonio of Kistoo Clit. To. On Dor act of Moto. A Ioto. Sooil Cotton Otto mood too Dolo Wom .to., Luiu ctr. To. Twood overt Sature to i it .1. A i Quot Quot a. Vol. Xuy. No. 31 Kansas City new York Cincinnati Chicago los Angeles july 23,1938. Subscription in is amp a rules melons must conform t0u.s.1 South Carolina Federal court issues restraining order against ship Ping lower Grade watermelons from state. States crop is Light Clemson College marketing agent Esti total movement from South Carolina at half of last year Quot Columbia s. C., july 22.�? Federal judge Frank k. Myers of Charleston issued restraining orders july 16 enjoining shipments in interstate Commerce of watermelons from South Carolina which do not conform to regulations of the United states department of agriculture. The order was against shippers of Barnwell Cority and Vicinity and prohibited the shipment of melons not measuring up to the standards of Grade u. S. No. 1 As provided by the rules of the Secretary of agriculture promulgated under the agricultural marketing agreement act of �937. Judge Myers order was made returnable before him at Charleston july 21 the agricultural department rules forbid the shipping of inferior grades of melons from Florida Georgia North Carolina and South Carolina to Northern markets George e. Prince chief marketing agent for the Clemson College Extension service said that the states Melon crop was Only about half As Large As the crop for 1937. A thus far this year we have shipped 1,650 cars out of South Carolina or. Prince said a and i do not expect the total number of cars shipped to go much Over 2,000. Last year we shipped 2,400 cars. We have Fqy and that about half of the melons Are diseased this a it the temporary restraining order issued by judge Myers said the defendants a Are now engaged in the business of handling and shipping in interstate Commerce watermelons grown in. Said Southeastern states and have1 violated the terms arid conditions of said order and shipping regulations by shipping watermelons which did not meet the specifications of Grade u. S. No. 1 from within said South astern states to a Market outside said states without obtaining inspection of such water Jris Loha ,4�?~that it continuation of any of such violations on the part of the said do fend rats in itself and by encouraging and inciting other handlers and shippers to violate said order and shipping regulations will tend to defeat the purpose and intent of the said acts of Congress with resulting immediate and irreparable loss and damage to the plaintiff herein and to the Public by the disruption of the marketing conditions sought to be established by said Florida growers want protective Tariff against vegetables from Cuba. Among the highlights in news this week Illinois peach movement started this week. Non. Mexico and Cuba. 92 Relth count Lea 94 per year. Single copy 10c Federal court in South Carolina rules watermelons must conform to u. S. 1 Grade. Start of Central potato Deal. Nebraska Early California Gravenstein Deal opening. Aaa eliminates proposed 13-stats potato agreement. North Carolina Sandhill peach shipments under Way. A pre Cooling available Aroostook county growers cuss potato agreement. Further protests against department statements. Maine potatoes two Bushel Box ruled Texas Citrus Container. Jim Bawden tells attractions of convention City. Early North Platte Valley potato crop injured. Delta District potatoes Start mov Long. Kaw Valley and Missouri cobble Deal nearing end. K. Wildermuth Heads the Rio Grande Valley Citrus Exchange. Washington d. C., july 22.�? Thomas d. Guthrie Secretary traffic of Gahager for the growers and shippers league of Florida was Here Early this week conferring with Washington officials on the cuban Tariff situation As it affects fresh fruits and vegetables shipped into the United states. Guthrie said that undoubtedly Florida growers and shippers will press for a congressional i Vestiga Tori of the whole situation at the next session of Congress if Relief is not forthcoming sooner for the Rea son that lowered tariffs on cuban fruits and vegetables under the sex. Listing reciprocal Trade agreement have worked a terrible injury Florida producers. Florida wants a Tariff on cuban produce High enough to give floridians at least an equal Chance in the markets but with production costs so Low in Cuba and because of Low water transportation costs on shipments from the Island the fruits and. Vegetables grown in Florida cannot be Laid Down at a Price As Low As those from Cuba it was stated. Most floridians do not want a Tariff any higher than Neces eary to put their produce on a parity with Cuba but at present Cuba has a distinct advantage. Florida growers and shippers Are suffering and Many stand to go bankrupt this coming son unless Relief is Given them it was declared. Limitation of cuban shipments will also be asked p. Was understood. Or. Guthrie said Florida producers and shippers were United in their move for Relief from the situation brought about by the existing Tariff Structure with respect to fresh fruits and vegetables from Cuba and asserted that the league is going to do everything possible to help the fruit and vegetable Industry of Florida in securing a mor Quot equitable Tariff Structure. Things cannot go on As at present and producers and shippers Are up in arms in All Jiaras of Florida he said. Advertising of Maine potatoes will be renewed. Augusta me., july 22.�?it was an pounced Here this week that advertising of potatoes As carried on during the. Last potato season by the Maine development commission would be renewed and probably extended with the opening of marketing of the new crop Early in october. In commenting on the last advertising Campaign governor Barrows stated a fall. Evidence indicates that this Pioneer Effort to Widen the National Market for the product of our potato growers by stimulating demand through wholesale and retail distributors has been a marked Clety to meet August it culture so discuss Market for 1939 Georgia peach Deal. Rains slowed up new Jersey potato movement. Labels will Tell More under new food Law. Martinsburg Apple Harvest 10 find 11. Marketing agreement approved on Arkansas grapes. F. Carter former Chicago dealer died last week. / net weight must be designated on tomatoes shipped to a Chicago. California by Rte a to rear a Dvis Ovy. Board personnel named. More intensive Campaign Washington state apples this California grape growers want f 12 per ton minimum return. Bureau reports increase in late state cabbage crop. State barriers Lester Collins a president a Jersey Board of agriculture. First cars of grapes move from a Viii. Calif. Calif. Bartlett Pear shipments Are increasing supplies now available from Sacramento District Gravenstein a pies starting from Sonoma county other fruits. Nebraska Early potato Deal from ten of 15 cars moving Dally with around a 25 car average expected to be under Way by monday. Triumphs and Warba will be out of Way before main crop of cobblers Start Quality excellent. Further protest against government statements. Staff correspondence Gibbon neb., july 22.�?the potato Deal in this important Central Nebraska Early producing District tvs getting under Good headway at mid week and will be on in full swing by the first of next week. Around ten to 15 cars were moving Dally at the Middle of the week with shipments expected to Range around 25 cars daily starting monday. Staunton. Va.,. July .22.�?the Virginia state horticultural society through its Secretary w. S. Campfield this City is protesting anew against the department of agriculture giving out statements concerning the Apple crop that Havey a so called a a bearish . Campfield was referring to a bulletin As of june 22, asserting a less fruit this year than last but demand prospects Are weaker a due to the alleged relatively Low purchasing Power of Consumers. A a we Are making every Effort a said or. Campfield. A to induce the department of agriculture to give the growers the facts regarding the condition of the Apple crop As Well As competing crops and then let the growers draw their own conclusions. A the so me difficulty arose last year through a pessimistic blast from the same Bureau and protested bitterly but evidently with Little effect aft Jost these releases that a bears the Appl the Small. Acreage of triumphs grown will be practically out of the Way this week. Warba a new variety for this District have matured a Little ahead of the cobblers and will be fairly Well cleaned up before the main crop of cobblers which comprise about 80 per cent of the acreage grown Start moving in volume. Growing conditions this season have been favourable and the potatoes now moving Are of excellent Quality. The Market started off slow the first of the week but with the competitive Orrick and Kaw Valley districts cleaning up demand is improving and indications Point toward an Active Deal. A new. Feature which will be of interest and Benefit to the Trade is the inauguration of pre Cooling service this year the Herbert Campbell company announces it has made arrangements with the shippers pre Cooling service of Brownsville tex., for continued on Page 18. Crop larger and of better Quality and flavor the last year but prices Are lower. Government buying. Potato agreement no indication of sentiment toward proposed plan afforded at meeting with depart next officials this week Sacramento calif., july 22.�?Bartlett Pear shipments from California were increasing rapidly this week with supplies available from the Sacramento District while Bartlett from the later Mountain districts were expected to be ready for shipment possibly late this week or Early next week. Interstate shipments of Bartlett pears from the state have been mounting steadily and this week were hovering around the 00 to 70 car daily Mark. An occasional car of Buerrer Hardy pears has been shipped although the season total to monday was Only seven cars. Bartlett Pear total shipments reached 316 cars on Monda for interstate shipments from the state against. 345 on the same Date last year. Principal supplies Are coming from Hood Walnut Grove and other Sacramento River districts with continued on Page 17. Two Bushel Box ruled out As Texas Container for Citrus september 1. Harlingen tex., july 22.�?Citrus fruit containers must not have More go than one and three fifth bushels capacity beginning september 1, Accord ing to a ruling issued Early this week by j. E. Mcdonald state commissioner of agriculture. The Rule eliminating the twp Bushel Box is similar to the ruling of the Florida Citrus commission or. Mcdonald said and pointed out that he had been advised that Standard regulations would be of Mutual advantage to Texas and Florida growers. Quot no Container having a capacity of More than one and three fifths bushels May be used in the shipment of Citrus fruit a was the wording of the Rule. Standard Box must have 12xl2x 12-Inch inside measurements for each one half Box. The half Standard Box must have 12xl2xg-Inch inside measurements for each one half of the Box. Standard one compartment boxes must have 12xl2x24-Inch inside measurements. The Standard Bushel Basket is to contain 2,150.4 cubic inches in the Basket proper regardless of the Type of lid. Caribou me., july 22.�?approximately 400 Aroostook Farmers and shippers met at the Caribou High school auditorium wednesday after Rihori to discuss the proposed potato marketing agreement which will go to referendum among Maine potato grow ers in August. Speakers favouring the program included Ralph o. Brewster congressman from the third District of Maine Lawrence Meyers of Washington d. C., chief of the marketing division of the aaa and a. E. Mercker of Washington head of the aaa potato pro Gram. Or. Brewster discussed the efforts to have potatoes made a Basic agricultural commodity and urged that growers of Maine join in the plans. Quot a Lawrence Myers speaking on the proposed agreement said that its prob Lem was to improve conditions in years of excessive crops and Low prices. The three Basic Points of the agreement he said were 1. To prevent shipments of cull potatoes. 2. Top Rolde for official Federal state inspection under uniform stand Ards. 3. In years of great surplus the area committee can recommend further restrictions of shipments. A. E. Mercker declared that the program should be considered on a National scale. Defining the agreement he mentioned several items which have been changed in the new draft which was the result of testimony taken at 25 hearings All Over the Large potato growing states. Other speakers at the session were John Edmunds Mars Hill and George v. Brown Caribou. Or. Brown chairman of the Maine Farmers league which is bitterly opposed to the marketing agreement made a lengthy and vigorous attack on the proposed measure. A Lively discussion developed which concluded in the refusal of chairman l. S. Bean of Presque Isle to entertain a motion to test the sentiment of the group on whether or not it favored the proposed agreement. The group declined to nominate a single person to the area control committee of the Sandhill peach crop underway Raleigh 1� c., Only 22.�?the North Carolina peach crop most of which grows in a Region once considered too Barren for cultivation is now swing in the san Hills. Solid train loads As Well As thousands of truckloads Are moving from Orchards in the Vicinity of Southern itunes Aberdeen Carthage and Hamlet. Quality and flavor of this years crop Are better than usual and the crop is much larger than last season. Prices have been about half of last year. The califor \ Apple crop la Sebastopol grave steins starting to move this Weetz tonnage 500 to 700 cars against 1,387 last year. Lightest in ten years movement expected to have Short Peak of 80 to 50 cars daily Between August 4 and 10-crop ten Days late. Growers in the a san Hills have thinned their crop More carefully than Ever in order to get better Quality with the result that the peaches Are in greater demand than Ever before. Commercial growers will ship at least 1,250,000 bushels this season. The remainder of the crop will be sold and canned locally.-. The 1937 crop amounted to -si,984,0.00 bushels and was exclusively to the commercial peach growing Section of the san Hills. The five year average for the state is 1,813,000 bushels. This yeahs total crop is estimated at 2,500,009 bushels. The Federal commodities corporation opened Oto cd a last week in Hamlet to by a is Jan at the first sign of Tirl Wake Nihil. After a. Committee Lead been 111 Washington seeking assistance the growers voluntarily agreed to keep air Small peaches off the markets to help it keep prices in line. agreed that no peaches would be shipped measuring less than two inches. A an advisory committee of the Hamlet office has been named As follows D. Mathews chairman of Hamlet j. R. Dalrymple Secretary of Laurel Hill o. O. Dukes county agent of Rockingham t. A. Gargrove of Rockingham Quot a. L. Curry of Candor Page Mccauley of Candor j. H. Poole of West end l. P. Watson state College Extension Horticulturist sol Danziger of Hamlet e. H. Harr Sori county agent of Troy . James county agent of Troy d. N. Buchanan of Marston t. S. Brazington of wades Boro f. H. Hall of Belmont h. Richter of Hamlet and Harry Westcott division of markets in Raleigh. The prorate committee is composed of l. P. Watson chairman o. O. Dukes. H. P. James e. H. Garrison and e. Kenlaw. Sebastopol calif., july 22.�? characterized by the lightest crop in More than ten years Gravenstein apples from the Sebastopol d i s t r i c t started moving in a Small Way this week to open the nations 1938 boxed Apple Deal. Truck shipments have Beeri going Forward to local markets for the last week or so initial Carlots for Eastern and Export shipment were loaded late this week and the coming week should see the Deal under Way with a moderate movement. While growers expected a comparatively Light crop this year following a bumper crop in 1937, they were unprepared for a production which promises to aggregate scarcely More than 25 per cent of last years. This Spring the first Bloom which was heavy failed to set and subsequent blooms produced Only Light sets. As a result it was the first time in Many seasons that no thinning operations were carried on in the a dist Kcf. A Light set was not the Only misfortune to strike these Gravenstein growers. Because of a unfavourable financial conditions caused by last years Low prices Only a a few growers Felt Able to carry on dormant Spray programs during the Winter Franz firm Uina Ica offers settlement. New York july 22.�?principals of the George j. Franz fruit amp produce corporation 93-95 suit Phon Boulevard Jamaica n. A a a jobbers of fruits and vegetables notified the local association tuesday of the firms inability to continue and meet its obligations. Mrs. Frances Friiz and her daughter surviving the late George j. Franz own the company. It was stated that its assets Are represented by two trucks one valued at $400, which is mortgaged and the other valued at ipod in addition to accounts receivable of $2,000, 80 per cent of which Are considered collectible if the business continues. Liabilities were said to be around $2,200. An offer of settlement was made of 25 per cent in Cash payable in 15 Days if. Creditors Tare agreeable. The association a in its notice sent out to members asked them to signify their approval or disapproval of the offer. Illinois peach movement is now under Way a. A. A. Eliminates proposed 13-state potato agreement in referendum of producers favor. Able vote was less Han 68%. Per cent in four but of eight areas. Washington d. C., july 22, decision against making effective a potato marketing agreement and order program covering interstate shipments of potatoes grown in 13 Early and intermediate states was announced monday by the agricultural adjustment administration. More than 7,300 eligible producers heavy reservations for Apple convention train. New York july 22.�?the special transportation committee handling train reservations to the St. Louis Apple convention reported this week that orders for space on the special train leaving Here monday afternoon August 8, were coming in fast. Reports proposed agreement when the chair Man called for nominations in accordance with the plan to have the voters select a committee of four growers and three shippers of potatoes. Wind up of Salt River Valley Cantaloupe Deal. Phoenix arlz., july 22.�?the Salt River Valley Cantaloupe shipping sea son will be Over except for a few scattered cars by saturday night. Loadings had dropped from 70 cars on monday to 35 thursday and will be much smaller today and tomorrow. Only a few Sheds will remain open after sunday. Market prices have eased off to around $1.15 for jumbo 36s. In Carlots f. O. B., Phoenix and mostly $1.35 for jumbo 45s. Demand has been limited. Shipments of Honey Dew melons have started in a Small Way. The Valley has 970 acres planted to Honey Dew melons. From Boston Syracuse Rochester and Albany state that the Apple fraternity at those Points is planning on a big turn out. Dealers doing from these cities will join the special train starting from Here. The committee in charge of arrangements concluded several weeks ago that use of new York Central lines would be to advantage of new England delegates particularly to the Large crowd to leave from Boston As special cars for its accommodation will be provided at Boston and hooked on to other train from Here at Albany. In addition the new York Central lines have up used their intention of taking the special train outstanding in Point of equipment and dining car service. Latest Type accommodations will be provided including drawing room Ompa tent and bedroom cars with the usual Standard sleepers observation and club cars. Member of the committee stated this week that the were particularly in Hopes everyone going would Reserve their accommodations on the new York Cental Sec 1 Tjan. Aphis at tacked virtually All Orchards and As a continued on Pape 17. The Story of St. Louis told. In an interesting Way by chairman of Apple convention publicity committee. St. Louis july 22.�?jim Bawden chairman of the local publicity committee in connection with the International Apple association convention Here August 9 to 12, not Only is enthusiastic concerning the big meeting but he also is More than proud of a the old Home in speaking of the meeting this week he pointed out a few of the Many attractions of St. Louis As follows a was some of your readers who Are to be our guests at the International Apple association convention to be held Here August 9 to.12, May be visiting St. Louis for the first time i would like to submit for their guidance and information a Short Story about our Home town. It was on the evening of february 14, 1764, that a Little band of French pioneers led by August Choteau landed on the West Bank of the Mississippi River at what is now the foot of Walnut Street and the next morning these first settlers with their axes started to hew the logs for their Homes from the Virgin Forest. Life was a continual struggle for existence for these Hardy adventurers but they persisted and gradually St. Louis radius of influence lengthened. It became Headquarters for fur trading with the 28 leading Indian nations located in the West East and North As far As the great lakes. It was the Gateway continued on Page 17. The produce Packer aside from the edition of the Packer which you Are now Reading which is devoted to the commercial production and marketing of fruits and vegetables we print a separate weekly newspaper. The produce Packer which carries marketing and Trade news of interest to shippers Ansi distributors of eggs poultry butter hides Wool fur Etc. A free Sample copy will be mailed gladly upon request. Kaw Valley and Missouri Cobbler Deal nearing end. Voted in a referendum held in the eight proposed administrative areas in the 13 states. Approximately 75 percent favored issuance of an order to make the plan effective. However the favourable vote Ivas less than 66% per cent in. Four of the areas and less than 50 per cent in two. Six of the 13 states returned less than a two thirds favourable vote and of these three states California. Maryland and South Carolinas opposed the program by More than 50 per cent. While the Over All vote was sufficient to make the program effective it would not have been feasible to make it applicable in some areas and not in others Lawrence Myers chief of ithe marketing Section said. A the decision against making the program generally effective in the 13 states results from Lack of uniformity in the vote cast and from the fact that at the time the referendum was held growers in some areas believed that their local vote would determine whether or not the program would by adopted for their area a said Fri Myers. A on the basis of the majority for the agreement the agricultural and con tinned on Page 17. To Confer on Apple Deal in Seattle on july 30. Kansas. City july. 22.�?following heavy Rains Over last week end digging of cobblers was resumed in the Kaw Valley of Kansas and in the Orrick District of Missouri Early this week. It was noted that the Rains had served to Cool out the ground and the Quality of the Stock being dug was in Many instances about the Best of the season earlier diggings having shown the effects of extreme heat. The f. O. Demand continued Dull however and Many cars were being rolled to markets for delivered sales. The Chicago Market attracted fairly heavy shipments due to a somewhat better inquiry there and Light track holdings at the beginning of the weak. The government continued taking a Good share of the Stock offering each Day paying on the basis of 45c per sack for commercials and around 60c for no. Is. Wire quotations from dealers were around 55 @ 60c. To thursday of this week the Kaw Valley had moved 1,530 cars and Missouri 1,353, and it was estimated that there were still around 300 cars left to go in Missouri and Between 650 and 700 cars in the Valley. Whereas a week ago with the potatoes showing poor Quality because of heat and the demand virtually at a standstill Many operators were of the opinion that neither District would he Able of clean up. And that Many Fields would be diced up the improved Quality this week had changed that picture. Consequently Many Felt that with the government taking Stock daily for Relief through the balance of the Deal both sections showed Good Promise of cleaning up everything. Wenatchee wash., july 22.�?�?oat the first official Pacific Northwest conference to be held in Seattle july 30, no attempt will be made to set fix or direct the Price of apples a said Jack v. Rogers chairman of the conference and local fruit shipper. A the object of the conference is to assemble All the facts bearing on the Apple Deal the probable size of the crop both in this country and in foreign lands also the prospective Pur chasing Power of , Here and abroad. Tariffs embargoes and quotas will also be considered since they form a considerable Factor in the setting of the Apple Price. A however prices will not even be discussed at the first conference. This will be on the program of the second economic conference to he head. About two or three weeks later after the International Apple association convention. Even then no attempt will be made to set prices a merely to arrive at what we believe to be the True economic value of the fruit in View of All the elements and factors entering into the of. W. Ockey economist of the United states department of agriculture arrived Here from Washington d. C., this week and spent some time consulting with local growers organizations and shippers. He will be the principal speaker at the economic conference to be held in Seattle july 30 or. Ockey came Here in response to an invitation extended by the Pacific Northwest fruits. His purpose is to study the Apple situation and make reports based on his opinion As to what the for tilt is Worth. No attempt will be made by him or by the eco nomic conference to draw up a. Schedule of prices to which a growers or shippers must abide or even to recommend what apples should bring f. O. A cars Here. Early North Platte Valley potato crop damaged. First shipments from crop estimated at from 10 to 40 per cent lighter than last year started Liis week look for Good sizes accurate estimate difficult due to irregularity of yields crop ton Days to two. Weeks Early. Staff correspondence Anna 111., july 22.�?illinois Elberta peaches from a crop variously estimated at from 10 to 40 per cent lighter than that of last year began moving in a Light Way this week. Growers and shippers report that production is highly irregular with yields in some Orchards heavier than in 1937, while in others there is virtually no crop at All. Probably a fair estimate is that the states output will be 25 to 30 per cent under last year. Freezes this Spring which struck during the Blooming period caught plantings on Low ground and Trees in such areas will have practically no fruit to speak of. Some of this shortage however May be made up by scattered new Orchards which Are coming into bearing and by larger sizes which Are now in Prospect. Growing conditions since the freeze have been virtually Ideal with comparatively dry weather since the first of june providing a favourable Factor in producing fruit of Good color and. In retarding Brown rot. A timely rain general throughout the important growing districts fell last week end july 16 and 17, and growers and shippers alike feel that it will insure desirable sizes in All sections. The Cir of is ten Days to two weeks Early this season but not As Early As had been first expected. The first car is scheduled to he loaded the latter part of this Weekin the extreme Southern Section of the state. Due to the irregularity of the pros Yective yields it has been unusually difficult for those in the Deal to make accurate estimates of the size of the f crop for the state As a whole. A heavy. Volume moves by truck. Hut most estimates Are that somewhere around 3,000 cars or More were shipped last season and that the total movement tto to year will be the equivalent. Of about 2,500 carloads. Shippers whose figures indicate the a movement was heavier than 3, last year however think that the Crone will show a. Reduction of a much As 500,000 bushels this summer. Quality color and sizes Are Good to excellent this summer with Only a continued on paste 17. Citrus association will fight labor Board Rilling which re instated discharged help. Los Angeles july 22.�?resumption of litigation to decide whether it or not the. National labor relation s Board has jurisdiction Over packing House workers handling farm products in the natural state appeared this week. Involved is the North Whittier Heights Citrus association whose attorney a Ivan g. Mcdaniel said that the association is prepared to go before the u. S. Supreme court to decide the Issue after the Erlb a few Days ago reissued an order in March and then withdrawn that the Citrus association re hire 27 workers with Back pay. Who were discharged for Union activities. The association contends that the Erlb has no jurisdiction Oyer packing House workers. The Erlb in reissuing the order for the re hiring of the workers provides that the association May present arguments against it a in a Washington within the coming three weeks. Delta District potatoes Are moving in Light Way. Scottsbluff neb. July 22.�?the Early potato crop of the North Platte Valley Western Nebraska due to Start moving Early in August has. damaged 7 5 per cent and the intermediate crop due to move Early in september has been damaged about 30 per cent by pay Allds and. Hail according to the estimate of officials of the Nebraska cd stifled potato growers who have made a close Check on damage. It is now believed there will be very few carrots of Early. Potatoes shipped and the output of the intermediate crop will be materially reduced. Earlier in the season it was estimated there would be around 300 cars of Early and 1,000 cars of the intermediate crop. The late or main crop grown for table and seed has not been seriously damaged As yet. Growers Are Busy spraying to control the pest and infestation apparently is diminishing. These two factors May prevent serious damage to the late crop. Heavy Hail in the dutch Flats area i near Mitchell tuesday seriously damaged the crop there still More. Stockton calif., july 22.�?stockton District Long White potatoes were moving in a Light Way this week with Quality reported excellent and first arrivals in Chicago and los Angeles late this week indicated that Delta District offerings would meet Good reception. Loadings were running heavy to u. S. 1-size a with a substantial proportion of u. S. Extra no. 1 available. Digging is expected to be Light until around August 1, with most shippers getting Well under Way around that acreage in the Delta District reported at around 11,500 acres is from 1,000 to 1,500 lighter than last year production probably will be comparable with 1937 since the current growing season has been favourable and yields will average somewhat heavier. About the same number of established shippers will be in the Deal again this year. Rains halt movement of a Monmouth potato crop. Freehold n. J., july 22.�?heavy Rains for the last six Days have suspended movement of the big potato crop in Monmouth county which had just gotten under Way when the downpours started. Fields Are soaked with water standing six inches deep a in some of the rows. Potatoes dug and in the Fields at the beginning of the Rainy period Are in Many cases still there As growers Are not Able to get them out. Operators Here state that if Rains cease now digging probably will be resumed within a weeks time but not before. It is not believed that any damage will show up when the ground dries out and Harvest can get started
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