Report on the ferti

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1922 - 269 pages
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Page 248 - A committee was assigned the task of running down any case of price cutting by parties to the agreement, and was very active in this work, but in spite of their vigilance some secret rebating is said to have taken place. In 1906 suit was brought against the parties to this price-fixing combination for conspiracy in restraint of interstate trade and commerce in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. Some 30 fertilizer companies, 2 firms, and about 25 individuals were indicted on May 25, 1906, by...
Page 104 - Boston, Mass., and Floral City, Fla. J. Buttgenbach & Co., Holder, Fla. (For.). Camp Phosphate Co. (C. & J. Camp), Ocala and Dunnellon, Fla. Cummer Lumber Co., Jacksonville and Newberry, Fla. The Dunnellon Phosphate Co., Rockwell, Fla. Dutton Phosphate Co., Gainesville, Fla. Franklin Phosphate Co., Newberry, Fla. Holder Phosphate Co., Cincinnati, Ohio ; Ocala and Inverness, Fla. Istachatta Phosphate Co., Istachatta, Fla. Mutual Mining Co.," Savannah, Ga., and Newberry, Fla.
Page 226 - bone," " guano," " dissolved bone," " high grade," etc., have no significance ; frequently the more high flown the name, the lower the grade of the goods; and it often happens that so-called special fertilizers but poorly suit the nature of the crops whose names they bear. Indeed the variations in formulas and guaranties of goods intended for the same crop show that the manufacturers are not a unit in their views as to the crop requirements. The very firms which strenuously assert the importance...
Page 215 - ... Baltimore, Md. ; Albany, Ga. ; Cleveland, Ohio; and Harvey, La. Eleven dry mixers at Savannah and Moultrie, Ga. ; Chester and Columbia SC, Kansas City, Kans. ; Shreveport, La.; South St. Paul, Minn.; South St. Joseph, Mo. ; South Omaha, Nebr. ; Harrison, NJ ; Fort Worth, Tex. The Cotton States Fertilizer Works, Atlanta, Ga., is operated as a selling company, but the stationery, contracts, and fertilizer containers show the company to be owned and the fertilizer to be put up by Swift & Co. Swift...
Page 39 - In addition to those plants already buiU factories are projected for India and South Africa, and the English Cyanamid Co. of Great Britain is contemplating the application of 1,000,000 continuous horsepower to the production of cyanamid and its derivatives, 600,000 of which has been secured in Norway and 400,000 in Ireland.
Page 81 - ... estimated value, the balance to be settled on receipt of chemist's analysis. It is usual for the buyer to purchase on what is termed a " costand-freight" (caf) basis, which means that the freight to destination is added to the free-on-board (fob) price per unit of ammonia. Thus, if the Chicago f . ob price for high-grade ground tankage is $2.75 per unit of ammonia and 10 cents per unit of bone phosphate of lime, and the freight rate from Chicago to some market, say, Baltimore, is $4.40 per ton,...
Page 112 - INDUSTRY. to 30 feet in thickness. Several shafts have been sunk here for mining the salts. Still other deposits have been reported in Baden. It is estimated that the total German deposits of potash are sufficient to supply all the requirements of agriculture for several centuries. In no other country have as extensive and accessible deposits of potash salts been found as...
Page 26 - ... Government has been vitally interested in the industry. It furnishes the principal source of revenue for the Chilean treasury. Since 1880 a tax amounting to $11.19 per net ton (2s. 4d. per Spanish quintal) has been levied on all exports of nitrate of soda. In 1913 it yielded more than $32,000,000. In addition, the Chilean Government derives an income from the sale of its lands. At certain periods auctions are held by a special legislative act, the quantity and quality of the nitrate contained...
Page 155 - ... and dried blood as low as $2.40 per unit, while in August fish scrap was quoted at $2.35 per unit. By October, 1915, considerable recovery had been made ; tankage was quoted at $2.80 per unit of ammonia and dried blood at $3 per unit fob Chicago and dried fish scrap was quoted at $3.25 per unit fob factory. Causes of major price fluctuations. — Among the factors which exert an important influence upon the prices of all the organic ammoniates are the ready substitution of one for the other,...
Page 246 - ... arrange the prices and terms of settlement for the fertilizers (complete and alkaline goods, and acid phosphate) sold and used to grow crops In the States of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana (east of the Mississippi River), and Tennessee during the year ending June 1, 1904. Second. To inquire into and ascertain whether the prices set by them were observed, and Third. To enforce adherence to the prices. As soon as it was organized, the Colonial...

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