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Country gentleman Volume 82, nos. 40-52


Country gentleman Volume 82, nos. 40-52

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 Excerpt: ... railroads have organized agricultural departments, the resources of which are ever at the command of the farmer. Suggestions as to handling, storage and loading of perishable and non-perishable farm products are widely distributed. The farmer on his part contributes to such bureaus everything of experience and wisdom and discovery that may come his way. The New York Central found that it was being subjected to many unjust and excessive claims for damages to peaches in transit--damages due mostly to bad handling and loading. The policy of accepting fruit improperly packed was bad, not because of the damages the road had to pay--which were considerable--but in a much broader way. Fruit reached the market in an unsalable condition. The farmer, instead of getting a check from the commission man, got a bill for freightage, which discouraged him and tended to demoralize conditions generally. The peach crop is of vast importance to the New York Central. Last year the road transported 4500 carloads of this fruit from Western New York, and this year the crop will exceed 6000 carloads. In accordance with a new policy this railroad company has placed a corps of inspectors throughout the peach territory to ascertain the condition of the crop, to advise shippers as to the amount of fungus diseases which will cause damage in transit, and as to the methods of loading and storing packages in the cars. Shun the Demagogue I don't claim that a spirit of brotherly love obtains between the farmer and railroad even now. But self-interest makes them pull together. The two greatest economic factors in a community are the producer and the consumer--the farmer because of the strangle hold he has on the dinner pail, and the general public because it has the coin in its pocket. The p...
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