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Service and regulatory announcements
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S. R. A.--B. P. I. 19


Issued November 1934


United


States


Department


Agriculture


BUREAU


OF PLANT INDUSTRY


SERVICE AND

PROSECUTIONS


(SEC.


REGULATORY

UNDER TI


THE


I


FEI


(July 1, 1933, to June


15. Misbranding of rye seed, U. S.
Fine, $50. (F. S. 47.)


v. L.


ANNOUNCEMENTS J$sAt

E INTERS 4Yu I4




s t,


P. Cook. Plea! 4jctra9
`=a
3e" Cook *~a'a ^P~k;t
%f I/n *A "


Kind and amount of seed: Rye, six bags (15 bushels). "s
Shipped by L. P. Cook, Memphis, Tenn., October 15, 1931.
From Memphis, Tenn., to Birmingham, Ala.
Action taken: On June 13, 1933, information was filed in
States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
L. P. Cook unlawfully delivered for transportation in intersta
the above-mentioned shipment, misbranded in violation of the ]
Act in that it was labeled in part Germination approximately 9
the seed germinated not more than 59.75 percent ".


Disposition: On October 7, 1933, the case was terminated
nolo contender and the assessment of a fine of $50.


-u /


the United
alleging that
te commerce
Federal Seed
1 ", whereas,


upon


16. Misbranding of red clover seed.
Plea of guilty. Fine, $200. (F.


U. S.
s. 50.)


v. Market Gardeners' Seed


Kind and amount of seed: Red clover, two bags (335 pounds).
Shipped by Market Gardeners' Seed Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, Februaryy 9, 1932.
From Cincinnati, Ohio, to Versailles, Ind.
Action taken: Information was filed in the United States District Court
for the Southern District of Ohio alleging that the Market Gardeners' Seed
Co., a corporation, unlawfully delivered for transportation in interstate com-
merce the above-mentioned shipment, misbranded in violation of the Fed-
eral Seed Act in that it was labeled in part Minimum Pure seed 94.2-4.8


crop-99.0% M
cloverseed in
72.25% ". The
3.46 percent of
Disposition:
was fined $200.


in. Germination
a proportion les
seed was foun
weed seeds
On June 13, 19


-90% ", whereas the seed did consist of pure
;s than 94.2% and germinated not more than
d to be 90.08 percent pure seed and to contain


'3


2,


the defendant


entered


a plea


of guilty


17. Misbranding of sweetecover
guilty. (F. S. 51.)


seed.


U. S.


v. Berry


Seed


Plea


a plea


9









entered a plea of
against the same
18, 19, and 29.)


guilty. The case
defendant, and a


was
fine


then combined with
of $200 was imposed.


three others
(See nos.


IS. Misbranding
guilty. (F.


of sweetelover
S. 52.)


seed.


IT S.


v. Berry


Seed


Plea


Kind and amount of seed


Shipped by Berry Seed
From Chicago, Ill., to
Actietf'tatkean, Informa
le MI$rttfrn .liqtrict
itoratikm'thigg'4 plat
r, unlawfull~',dfiveged
n v ed


''stentio]
i At was
: :than 44
Sr, ;Disp<
.Co., Ch
Pa plea
Sie d


.1
)
0
e


aed shipnlen ridisbra
labeled in "%art '" Gel
1.5 percent V.
position: On DFIehabel
icago, Ill., .T replied
of guilty. TDiecase
efendant 'ahd fine
-:


: Sweetclover, one bag (60 pounds).
o., Clarinda, Iowa, February 16, 1932.
Isberry, Ind.
n was filed in the United States District Court for
Illinois alleging that the Berry Seed Co., a
of business in Clarinda, Iowa, and also in Chicago,
>r transportation in interstate commerce the above-
tnded in violation of the Federal Seed Act in that
rm. 92% whereas the seed germinated not more

r 13, 1933, the manager of the American Field Seed
to be a subsidiary of the Berry Seed Co.) entered
was then combined with three others against the
of $200 was imposed. (See nos. 17, 19, and 29.)


. gof alfalfa seed.
*-XB


U. S.


v. Berry Seed


Plea of guilty.


Sindcand amount of seed: Alfalfa, t
Shipped by Berry Seed Co., Clarind
From Chicago, Ill., to MacDougall, I
Action taken: Information was filed
the Northern District of Illinois alleg
tion having a place of business in C.
unlawfully delivered for transportation
tioned shipment, misbranded in violati
labeled in part Germ. 89% where
an additional 10.25% ".
Disposition: On December 13, 1933,
Co., Chicago, Ill., (reported to be a su
a plea of guilty. The case was then
same defendant, and a fine of $200 was

20. Misbranding of seed corn. U. S
and ordered destroyed. (F. S.


(4 bushels).
April 21, 1932.


in the United States District Court for
ing that the Berry Seed Co., a corpora-
larinda, Iowa, and also in Chicago, Ill.,
n in interstate commerce the above-men-
)n of the Federal Seed Act, in that it was
s it germinated "33.75% with hard seed

the manager of the American Field Seed
Ibsidiary of the Berry Seed Co.) entered
combined with three others against the
s imposed. (See nos. 17, 18, and 29.)


7 bags of seed corn.


Seed seized


Kind and amount of seed: Corn, eight bags (16 bushels).
Shipped by Council Bluffs Seed Co., Council Bluffs, Iowa, January 23, 1933.
From Council Bluffs, Iowa, into the State of Alabama.
Action taken: On April 8, 1933, a libel was filed in the United States District
Court for the Northern District of Alabama praying seizure of seven bags of
the above-mentioned shipment alleging same to be misbranded in violation of
the Federal Seed Act in that it was labeled in part Germination 94 percent ".
The seed was found to germinate 31.5 percent. The seed was seized by the
United States marshal.
Disposition: On July 8, 1933, no claimant having appeared, the seed was
ordered destroyed.


21. Misbranding of sorghum seed.
*. _- I -t T -. Il .. -, -. ^ -a .. 4. -- ^ -- '


U. S.
/ y


. 17 bags sorghum
nO \


seed.


Seed


" ~


t -


^7







3

Disposition: On January 9, 1934, no claimant having appeared, the seed was
ordered destroyed.


22. Misbranding of sorghum seed. U. S. v. 100 bags sorghum seed.
seized and released under bond. (F. S. 69.)


Kind and amount of seed: Sorghum, 191 bags (573 bushels).
Shipped by Mitchelhill Seed Co., St. Joseph, Mo., March 13,
From St. Joseph, Mo., to Montgomery, Ala.
Action taken: On May 31, 1933, a libel was filed in the Unite


trict Court for the Middle District of
"Amber ", 17 bags of "Red Top ", and
mentioned shipment alleging same to be


Seed Act in
mate Germi
respectively,
48.75% ", re
Dispositio
under $200


that the bags were labeled
nation 85 percent ", and
whereas the seed germina
spectively. The seed was


n: On October 11,
bond conditioned


1933,
that


Seed


1933.

d States Dis-


Alabama praying seizure of 63 bags of
20 bags of Orange" from the above-
e misbranded in violation of the Federal
d in part "Apprx. Germ. 84 ", "Approxi-
'Approximate Germination 82 percent ",
ted not more than 37.5%, 53.75%, and
seized by the United States marshal.
e seed was ordered released to claimant
e seed be denatured as by grinding to


prevent its use for seeding purposes, and be relabeled as chicken feed.


23. Misbranding of sorghum seed. U.
seized and released under bond.


S. v. 69
(F. S. 70,


bags sorghum seed.
71, 72.)


Seed


Kind and amount of seed: Sorghum, 210 bags
Shipped by Mitchelhill Seed Co., St. Joseph, Mo.
From St. Joseph, Mo., to Montgomery, Ala.


Action taken: On
Court for the Middl
ber ", 26 bags of "
mentioned shipment,
alleging same to be
the bags were label


(630 bushels).
, February 10, 1933.


June 2, 1933, libels were filed in the United
e District of Alabama praying seizure of 29
Orange", and 14 bags of Red Top" fro
, then in possession of three dealers in Mon
misbranded in violation of the Federal See
led in part "Apprx. Germ. 82.00 ", "Apprx.


States :
bags c
m the
tgomer
d Act
Germ.


and "Approx. Germ. 83.00 ", respectively, whereas the seed germinal
more than 36%, 50%, and 57% ", respectively. The seed was seiz,
United States marshal.
Disposition: On October 11, 1933, the seed was ordered released to
under bonds totaling $600, conditioned that the seed be denatured as
ing to prevent its use for seeding purposes and be relabeled as chicken


)ist-rict
E "Am-
above-
r, Ala.,.
n that
81.00"


'not
the


ited
ed by


claimant
by grind-
feed.


24. Misbranding of sorghum seed. U. S. v. 99
seized and released under bond. (F. S. 71
Kind and amount of seed: Sorghum, 200 bags
Shipped by Mitchelhill Seed Co., St. Joseph, Mo.
From St. Joseph, Mo., to Opelika, Ala.
Action taken: On June 16, 1933, libels were fil
trict Court for the Middle District of Alabama p
" Orange" and 6 bags of "Amber" from the abi
in possession of two dealers in Opelika, Ala., alli
in violation of the Federal Seed Act in that th
"Apprx. Germ. 82" and "Apprx. Germ. 81" respe
minated "not more than 30% and 33.5% ", respect
by the United States marshal.
Disposition: The seed was ordered released to
tioned that the seed be relabeled as chicken feed.


bags sorghum seed.
3 and 74.)


Seed


(600 bushels).
, March 30, 1933.


.


ed in the United States Dis-
raying seizure of 93 bags of
ove-mentioned shipment then
eging same to be misbranded
e bags were labeled in part
actively, whereas the seed ger-
ctively. The seed was seized

claimants under bond condi-
Final decrees were entered









Birmingham and Bessemer, Ala.


in violation
" Germ. 84 "
the seed ge


of the Federal


Seed


, "Apprx. Germ. 84"


rminated


" not


MOnE


The libels alleged the seed to be misbranded


in that


the bags


, and "Apprx. Germ. 81"
- than 53.4%, 19.2%, an


The seed was seized by the United States marshal.


Disposition:
was ordered t


On December


o be either destroyed


1933, no claimant having


or turned


for grinding and use for feed purposes.


over to a


were


labeled


, respectively,


Id 36% "


appeared,


charitable


in part
whereas


, respectively.


the seed
institution


26. Misbranding of sorghum seed.
seized and ordered destroyed.


U. S. v. 20 bags of sorghum seed.
(F. S. 81.)


Seed


Kind


amount


of seed


Shipped by Mitchelhill S
From St. Joseph, Mo., to


Actio
States
of 20 b


taken


District


,eed


On or about


Court


for the


Sorghum,


70 bags


(140


St. Joseph,


Estelle, Ala.


June 23,
Southern


1933,


bushels).


March


a libel


District


2


ags of the above-mentioned shipment alleging


in violation
Germ. 85"
was seized


Disposition
was ordered


of the


Federal


whereas the seed


by the


United


: On January
destroyed.


Seed


Act in


germinated


States marshal.


1934,


that


was


"not more


no claimant


was


filed


Alabama
same t
labeled


than


having


53.1


1933.


in the United


praying


seizure


o be misbranded


in part
75%."


appeared,


"Apprx.
The seed


the seed


27. Misbranding of sorghum seed. U. S. v.
seized and released under bond. (F.


bags of sorghum seed.
82.)


Seed


Kind and amount of seed


Shippe
From


d


Mitchelhill


St. Joseph, Mo.,


Action taken


On June


Sorghum, 200 bags


Seed Co., S
to Nashville,


t. Joseph, Mo
Tenn.


(600 bushels).


April 20,


1933.


1933, a libel was filed in the United States District


Court for the Middle District of Tennessee


above-mentioned


shipment alleging same


praying seizure of


to be misbranded in


Federal Seed Act in that it was labeled in part "Apprx.


the seed


germinated


United States marshal.


Disposition


" not


On December


more


than


36.5%~


The


28 bags of the
violation of the


Germ. 82.00" whereas


seed


was


seized


19, 1933, an order was entered releasing the seed


under $100 bond conditioned that the seed
laws of the United States.


be not disposed


of contrary to


28. Misbranding of lespedeza seed.
seized and ordered destroyed.


U. S. v. 3 bags of lespedeza seed.
(F. S. 84.)


Seed


Kind and amount of seed


Lespedeza,


Shipped by Springfield Seed Co.,
From Springfield, Mo., to Yates


Action


taken: On June 21,


1933


three bags


Springfield, I
Center, Kans.


a libel


s (337V2 pounds).
, February 11, 1933.


was filed in the


United


States Dis-


trict Court for the District of Kansas praying seizure of the above-mentioned
shipment alleging same to be misbranded in violation of the Federal Seed Act
in that it was labeled in part Noxious weed in excess of 1 seed to 5 grams-


none" whereas the seed contained


5 grams


Two b


" 12 noxious seeds, to-wit


ags of the seed were seized by the


Disposition: On August 21,
ordered destroyed.


United


1933, no claimant having appeal


Dodder seeds, to
States marshal.
red, the seed was


2atf1. ulTidlbrnnai n


Of QT' Ed 0tn nrr


cactir


Tf Q


r flat.


Ptln


UI1 rllnl S lr ll *y a a -r yc pc -v s a~u ua ac a ,, a. r Vr Vc tc -u a, wpV' UU' sva .a ,- a.rS-


Cferrsl


1










Disposition: O0
'Co., Chicago, Ill.,


a plea


of guilty.


n December


(reported to be a


The case


, 1933, the manager of the American Field Seed


was then


subsidiary
combined


same defendant, and a fine of $200 was imposed.


of the Berry Seed


with
(See


entered


three others against
nos. 17, 18, and 19.)


:30. Misbranding of sorghum
guilty. Fine, $200. (F.


seed.
S. 89.)


v. Mitchelhill Seed


Plea of


Kind and amount of seed.


Sorghum,


248 ba


Shipped by Mitchelhill Seed Co., St. Josep
From St. Joseph, Mo., to Montgomery, Ala.


Action


taken


:States District


November


Court for


Mitchelhill Seed Co., a


1933, inl


the Western


corporation,


gs (744 bushels).


h, Mo., F

formation


District


unlawfully


'ebruary


was


of Missouri


filed


1933.


in the


alleging


United


that


delivered for transportation in


interstate commerce the above-mentioned shipment misbranded in


the Federal Seed Act in that the five varieties included


labeled


*Germ. 83.00"


part


"Apprx.


Germ.


82.00 "


"Approx.


, "Approximate Germination 80 percent


mination 80 percent "


, respectively,


violation


in the shipment were


Germ.
", and


81.00 "


"Approx.


"Approximate Ger-


whereas the seed germinated not more than


39 percent, 50 percent, 57 percent, 30.5 percent, and 35.5 percent, respectively.
Disposition: On January 3, 1934, the defendant entered a plea of guilty and
was fined $200.


:31. Misbranding


of rye seed.


and released under bond.


U. S.
(F.


43 bags
90.)


rye


seed.


Seed


seized


Kind and amount of seed


Rye, 100 bags


(250 bushels).


Shipped by L. P. Cook, Memphis, Tenn., October 5,
From Memphis, Tenn., to Montgomery, Ala.


1933.


Action


taken


January


1934,


a libel


was


District Court for the Middle District of Alabama


of the above-mentioned


shipment alleging same


to


filed


in the United


praying seizure of
be misbranded in


States


43 bags
violation


of the Federal Seed Act in that it was labeled in part Germination-Approxi-
anately 82 ", whereas the seed germinated 36 percent. The seed was seized by
the United States marshal.


Disposition


January


1934,


$250 bond providing that the seed
poses, and that it be relabeled as c


the seed


be ground
chicken feed.


was released


to claimant under


to prevent its use for seed


pur-


:32. Misbranding of oat seed.
ordered destroyed. (F


U. S. v. 28 bags of oat seed.
. S. 91.)


Seed seized and


Kind and amount of seed


Oats


, 150 bags (750 bushels)


Shipped by McGregor Milling and Grain Co.,
From McGregor, Tex., to Tuscaloosa, Ala.


Action


taken


On February 20, 1934, a


libel


McGregor,

was filed


., August 9, 1933.


in the United


States


District Court for the Northern District of Alabama praying seizure of 28 bags
of the above-mentioned shipment alleging same to be misbranded in violation of


the Federal


Seed Act in


that


it was


labeled


in part


" Name


noxious weeds per lb. pure seed, Johnson grass-not exceeding sixteen


the seed


contained


954 Johnson


by the United States marshal.


grass


seeds per


pound.


The seed


number of
", whereas
was seized


Disposition


ordered destroyed.


On March 24, 1934, no claimant having appeared,


the seed


was


33. Misbranding of oat


seed.


....d ~ao sn nor an SWa ia I .


U. S. v.
ITr Ci


14S bags of oat seed.
no \


Seed seized


'









be relabeled


true


contents


to comply


with


as to Johnson


the actual


grass


seed,


contents
and thE


It


of the ba
* claimant


relabeled only in compliance with the Federal Seed Act.


d show
the seed


34. Misbranding of lespedeza seed. U.
Seed seized and ordered destroyed.


Kind and amount of seed


Shipped
1934.


Lauderdale Co


v. 10 bags
(F. S. 95.)


of lespedeza


Lespedeza, 10 bags (1,000 pounds).
unty Pure Seed Shippers, Halls, T


From Memphis, Tenn., to Hot Springs, Ark.
Action taken: On March 7, 1934, a libel


was


filed


in the


District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas praying
above-mentioned shipment alleging same to be misbranded in


Federal Seed Act in that it was labeled in part


Inert
92.52


matter
percent


seeds per ounce.


Disposition


ordered


6 dodder
contained


ounce ", whereas
percent of weed


" Purity 98%,


the seed


seed


Cenn., F,


United
seizure


seed.


ebruary


States
of the


violation of the


Weed seeds


including


The seed was seized by the United States marshal.


On June 14,


1934,


no claimant having


appeared,


destroyed.


a purity of
647 dodder


the seed


was


35. Mi


isbranding of Sudan grass and sorghum seed.
Sudan grass seed and 20 bags of sorghum seed.
leased under bond. (F. S. 96.)


U. S. v. 75 bags of
Seed seized and re-


Kind
20 bags


amount


(60 bushels).


Shipped by


of seed


Sudan


Russell-Heckle Seed Co.


grass,


, Memphis,


From Memphis, Tenn., to Little Rock, Ark.


bags


Tenn.


(180


bushels),


, February


sorghum,


12, 1934.


Action


taken


On March


1934,


a libel


was


filed


in the United


states


District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas praying seizure of 75 bags
of Sudan grass seed, 10 bags of S.R." sorghum seed, and 10 bags of "H."


sorghum
branded


seed


from


in violation


was labeled in


in part


part


" Germination


the above-mentioned


of the


Federal


" Germination


80% "


shipment,


Seed


85%


whereas


percent, 56 percent, and 58 percent, respe
indicating the seed was tested in January


from


the shipment


were


the United States marshal.


Disposition: On
Russell-Heckle See&


April
I Co.,


tested


in Februa


12, 1934, t
under $500


posed of under supervision of the U


in th


". and


seed


actively .


alleging
iat the


the sorghum


was
The


1934, and
;ry 1934.


seed


bond,


was


found
labels


same
Sudan
seed


to be mis-


grass


was


seed


labeled


to germinate


bore


statements


the official samples taken


seed


released


conditioned


that


was


seized


to claimant,


the seed


S. Department of Agriculture.


36. Misbranding of lespedeza seed. U.
Seed seized and ordered destroyed.


v. 6 bags
KP S. 98.)


of lespedeza


seed.


Kind and amount of seed


Lespedeza,


20 bags (2,000 pounds).


Shipped by
20, 1934.


Lauderdale County


From Memphis, Tenn.,


Action taken


Pure


Seed


Shippers, Halls,


Tenn., February


to Little Rock, Ark.


On March 20, 1934, a libel was filed in the United States Dis-


trict Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas praying seizure of six bags of


the above-mentioned shipment alleging same to be


the Federal


Seed Act in


that it


Weed seeds __%, Inert Matter


_-grams -


was


-%,


labeled


in part


Noxious weed seeds in


%," whereas the seed contained


misbranded in


violation of


"Purity Standard _.%,


excess


" Weed seed 2.44


of one seed to
Noxious weed


be dis-


w


. ..









above-mentioned shipment alleging same to he
Federal Seed Act in that it was labeled in part


seeds, Noxious


hard


seed"


"252 per pound ".
Disposition: On
ordered destroyed.


None


contained


The
June


misbranded
" Germinati


, whereas the seed germinated


seed


noxious


weed


seeds


was seized by the


16, 1934,


no claimant


(corn


C


"4
.ock


in violation
ion 82% In(
3% with 5.


le )


of the
Al. hard
25% of


at the rate


United States marshal.


having


appeared,


the seed


was


3S. Misbranding of rye seed.
and ordered destroyed.


v. 3% bushels of rye seed.
108.)


Seed seized


Kind and amount of seed


Shipped by L. P


Rye,


six bags


Cook, Memphis, Tenn.,


From Memphis, Tenn., to Parrish,


Action taken


On April 30, 1934,


Court for the Northern District of Alabama


(15 bushels).


August


1933.


a libel was filed in the United States District


praying seizure of


bushels of


the above-mentioned shipment alleging same to be misbranded in violation of
the Federal Seed Act in that it was labeled in part Germination approximately


82, Purity non


varietal


(approximately)


Weed,


.01%,


Noxious weed


seed,


.00% ", whereas the seed germinated 0.5 percent, had a purity of 92.54 percent,
contained 1.44 percent of weed seed, and contained noxious weed seeds (quack-


grass) at the rate of 144 per pound.
marshal.


Disposition


On May


, 1934,


The seed was seized by the United States


having


appeared,


the seed


was


no claimant


ordered destroyed.


39. Misbranding of lespedeza seed. U.
Seed seized and ordered destroyed.


. v. 3 bags
(F. S. 109.)


of lespedeza


seed.


Kind and amount of seed


Shipped by W.
From Memphis
Action taken:


Lespedeza, four bags


A. Sanders, Hopkinsville, Ky


,


Tenn.,


to Marianna, Ark.


(500 pounds)


March


1934.


On May 1, 1934, a libel was filed in the United


Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
the above-mentioned shipment alleging same


praying seizure of
to be misbranded


States District


three


bags


in violation


the Federal Seed Act in that the invoice letter stated in part "Noxious weeds


none


" whereas the seed


contained


and 2 buckhorn seed per 5 grams
marshal.


Disposition


On June


ordered destroyed.


, 1934,


"6 dodder seed,


22 bracted


plantain


seed,


The seed was seized by the United States


no claimant


having appeared,


the seed


was




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