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Title:
Service and regulatory announcements
Alternate Title:
Service and regulatory announcement
S.R.A.--B.P.I
SRA--BPI
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v. : ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
United States -- Bureau of Plant Industry
Publisher:
G.P.O.
Place of Publication:
Washington
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Frequency:
completely irregular

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Subjects / Keywords:
Seeds -- Law and legislation -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
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federal government publication   ( marcgt )

Notes

Statement of Responsibility:
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
S.R.A.--B.P.I. 1 (Apr. 1914)-
General Note:
Some issues have title: Service and regulatory announcement.
General Note:
Title from caption.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 004892134
oclc - 12900129
lccn - sn 86033869
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lcc - SB19 .A36
ddc - 631.52 U65
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AA00008548:00016

Full Text

18


ME.B.A.-B.P.I. 18


Issued October 1933


United


States


Department


Agriculture


BUREAU OF PLANT INDUSTRY


SERVICE AND REGULATORY


ANNOUNCEMENTS


NO. 18


PROSECUTIONS
(SEC. 6)


UNDER
OF THE


THE INTERSTATE CLAUSE
FEDERAL SEED ACT


(July 1, 1931, to June 30, 1933; 1-14)


1. Misbranding of cowpea seed. U.S. v. 36 Bags
mseted bat released under bond to be relabeled.


of Cowpea
(F.S. 34.)


Seed.


Seed


.Xnd and amount of seed: Cowpeas, 36 bags (90 bushels).
Shipped by Walton Seed Co., Augusta, Ga., January 8, 1931.
om Augusta, Ga., to Cape Charles, Va.
ction taken: On April 24, 1931, a libel was filed in the United States District
Coul for the eastern District of Virginia praying seizure of the above-
entioned seed alleging same to be misbranded in violation cof the Federal
eedAct in that the seed was labeled "New Era Purity 99%" "Germination
98.(% IDate of germination test Dec. 1930", whereas the seed consisted of
not more than 5 percent New Era cowpea seed, te remainder being cowpeas
ototm varieties, and the germination was lqes plan 98 percent. The United
t marshal seized the 36 bags on April 27, 1I.
Disposition: On July 7, 1931, a decree waS eritered rel asing the seed to
.a~mnt under bond in the sum of $250, conditibne th esqe berelhbeled under
supeision of the United States Departmoit "!4 Ag i&iufe, antl not sold


contrary to the provisions of the Federal Fe
rwr that claimant should pay all costs.
S. Ibnanding of timothy seed. U.S. v. 12
V Celsed and sale by United States marsh


~aet.


The


decree


provided


of Timothy Seeq4l Seed
t:erpe. (F.S. 36..


4 ,and amount of seed: Timothy, 25 bags (3.41 lipdauns).
Sd by Lexington Elevator & Mill Co., Lexington, OWo, April 15, 1931.
Txoa LeJxington, Ohio, to Harrisonburg, Va.
Stake: On or about May 21, 1931, a libel was filed in the United
Stats trct Court for the Western District of Virginia, praying seizure and
: -odemnation of 12 bags of the above-mentioned seed, alleging same to have
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Charles L. Hamilton a&ftacob i
for transportation in tetate cc
branded in violation oF Veder
mate germination 90as
cent. The seed was F
percent of hard seed in A$
Disposition: On October2A} 4Q1
nolo contender and the assessment


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,mmerce tl
ial Seed At.
the sep tg


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anese ws
a fine of $


* tners, unlawfully delivered
p)e-mentioned shipment, mist
ihat it was labeled "Approxi-
!hated much less than 90 per-
ercent with an additional 4

is terminated upon a plea of
200.


4. Misbranding of orchard-grass seed. U.S.
nolo contender. Fine, $200. (F.S. 38.)


v. Lonisville Seed Co.


Kind and amount of seed: Orchard grass, 10 bags.
Shipped by Louisville Seed Co., Louisville, Ky., April 17, 1931.
From Louisville, Ky., to Harrisonburg, Va.
Action taken: Information was filed in the United States District
the Western Judicial District of Kentucky, alleging that the Louisville
a corporation, unlawfully delivered for transportation in interstate
the above-mentioned shipment of seed, misbranded in violation of th
Seed Act in that it was labeled Weed Seeds-3.00% ", whereas the
trained weed seed in the proportion of 9.21 percent.
Disposition: On October 29, 1931, the case was terminated upon
nolo contender and the assessment of a fine of .$200.


5. Misbranding of Kentucky bluegrass seed. U.S. v. 1
Bluegrass Seed. Seed seized and ordered destroyed.


Kind and amount of seed


. Plea of




Court for
Seed Co.,
commerce
e Federal
seed con-

a plea of


Bag of Kentucky
(F.S. 46.)


Kentucky bluegrass, 1 bag (112 pounds).


Shipped by Mitchelhill Seed Co., St. Joseph, Mo., March 13, 1931.
From St. Joseph, Mo., to Topeka, Kans.
Action taken: On May 5, 1931, a libel was filed in the United States District
Court for the District of Kansas, praying seizure of the above-mentioned ship-
ment of seed, alleging same to be misbranded in violation of the Federal Seed
Act in that it was labeled, in part, Purity 86.10% Noxious weed seeds
(when exceeding 1/10 of 1%)--None", whereas the purity was much less than


86.10 percent and
noxious weed see
marshal.
Disposition: On
court having foun
the United States


I the
ds.


seed contained
The one bag of


more
seed


than
was


one
seized


tenth of
by the


1 percent of
United States


November 23, 1931, no claimant having appeared and the
d the allegations of the libel to be true, it was ordered that
marshal destroy the seed.


6. Misbranding of soybean seed.
seized and sold. (F.S. .3e.)


v. 54 Bags


of Soybean


Seed.


Seed


Kind and amount of seed:' Soybeans, 268 bags (6
Shipped by Louisville Seed Co., Louisville, Ky., Ja
From Louisville, Ky.. to Athens, Ohio.
Action taken: On August 29, 1931, a libel was
District Court for the 'Southern Judicial District o
condemnation of 54 bags of the above-mentioned
be misbrandted in violation of the Federal Seed Act
statement Germination 90% ", whereas the seed !
90 percent. The United States marshal seized 63 1
seed on September 3, 1931.
Disposition: On December 21, 1931, a decree
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filed in the United States
f Ohio, praying seizure for
shipment, alleging same to
in that the labels bore the
germinated much less than
bags of the above-described


of condemnation
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was


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mated much less than 90 percent. A sample of the seed upon test germinated
tot more than 89 percent in May 1981.
Disposition: On January 4, 1932, the defendant entered a plea of guilty
SWand *qs fined $5.


S. Misbiranding of oat seed. U.S.
ordered destroyed. (F.S. 43.)


v. 2


Bags of Oat


Seed.


Seed seized and


Kind and amount of seed: Oats, 5 bags (25 bushels).
Shipped by Blount-Midyette & Co., Inc., Washington, N.C., on September 12,

. Frot m Washington, N.C., to Lawrenceville, Va.
Actflbi taken: On November 21, 1931, a libel was filed in the United States
District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia praying seizure of 2 bags
et the above-mentioned seed, alleging same to be misbranded in violation of
hee Federal Seed Act in that the seed was labeled, in part, Germination 92%
Date tested Aug. 7, 1931i whereas the seed did not germinate more than 48
percent. On November 24, 1931, the United States marshal seized the two
remaining bags of the seed.
Disposition: On February 15, 1932, no claimant having appeared, a decree
was entered ordering the seed to be destroyed.


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U.S.


v. W. P. Bell & Co.


Rye, 120 bags (300 bushels).


Plea of guilty.


Shipped by W. P. .Bell & Co., Nashville, Tein., September 21, 19
Wrom Nashville, Tenn., to Greenville, S.C.
Aetion taken: On or about October 20, 1931, information was
United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee,
V. P. Bell & Co., a corporation, did unlawfully ship in interstate c
above-mentioned shipment of seed misbranded in violation of the :
Act in that the seed was labeled "Abruzzi Rye ", whereas
Abruzzi rye.
Disposition :.On May 16, 1932, the case was terminated upon a j
aind the assessment of a fine of $200.


Fine,


filed in the
alleging that
commerce the
Federal Seed
it was not


)lea of guilty


10. Misbranding of cowpea seed.
nolo contendere. Fine, $200.


U.S. v. B. B. Kirkland Seed Co.
(F.S. 45.)


Plea of


Kind and amount of seed: Cowpeas, 13 bags (32% bushels).
Shipped by B. B. Kirkland Seed Co., Columbia, S.C., on or about June 30, 1931.
From Wagener, S.C.. to Capeville, Va.
Action taken: On or about January 4, 1932, information was filed in thbe
United States District Court for the Eastern District of South Carolina, alleg-
ing that the B. B. Kirkland Seed Co., a corporation, did unlawfully offer for
sale in interstate commerce the above-mentioned seed, misbranded in violation
of the Federal Seed Act in that the labels furnished subsequent to the date of
shipment bore the statement, Germination 95 percent", whereas the seed
germinated much less than 95 percent.
Disposition: On November 3, 1932, the case was terminated upon a plea of
nolo contender and the assessment of a fine of $200.

11. Miabranding of medium red-clover seed. U.S. v. 6 Bags of Medium Red
Clover Seed. Seed seized but released under bond to be reeleaned.
(F.S. 54.)


Kind and amount of aseed! Medium red clover. 6 hars i


1r.050 nonndsi.


9. MlsbroAdIng of rye seed.
$200. (F.S. 24.)
Kind and amount of seed:


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trary to State or Federal law4
should pay all costs.


The decree further provided that the claimant


12. Misbranding of soybean seed. U.S. v. 12
seized and ordered destroyed. (F.S. 61.)


Bags of Sotbean Seed.


Scott


Kind and amount of seed: Soybeans, 75 bags (150 bushels).
Shipped by The Rowland Co., Athens, Ga., January 16, 1932,


"roum Jelnav
Action taken
District Court
remaining bags
misbranded in
the seed to ha
found in June
States marshal
Disposition:
terminated upo


en, N.U., to .noaz, Ala. .
: On December 28, 1932, a libel was filed in the United States
for the Northern District of Alabama praying seizure of
of the above-mentioned shipment of seed, alleging tes to-
violation of the Federal Seed Act in that;the label retpfsented
ve a germination of 92 percent to 95 percent, whereas it was
1982 to germinate not more than 37.75 percent. The Uuit*
seized the 12 bags on January 9, 1933.
On March 16, 1938, ho claimant having appeared, the case was
n entering a decree ordering the 12 bags of seed to be destroyed.


13. Misbranding of bush lima beans. U.S. v. Frank S. W
Woodruff & Sons). Plea of nolo contendere. Fine, $20


ruf (S.
,S. 63.)


Kind and amount of seed: Bush lima beans-5 bags (600 poUzd44
Shipped by S. D. Woodruff & Sons, Orange, Conn., July 15, 1932. "
From New Haven, Conn., to Cheriton, Va. :i
Action taken: On January 9, 1933, information was filed.in the United States
District Court for the District of Connecticut, alleging that Frank S. Woodruff,
manager of the firm S. D. Woodruff & Sons, did unlawfully deliver for tran~or-
tation in interstate commerce the above-mentioned shipment of seed, misbratted
in violation of the Federal Seed Act in that the seed was labeled, in part, Ger
mination 94% 4-32 ", whereas the seed did not germinate more than 5
percent.
Disposition: On March 30, 1933, the case was terminated upon a plea of nolo
contender. A fine of $200 was assessed.


14. Misbranding of soybean seed. U.S.
seized, but released under bond.


v. 8 Bags of Soybean Seed.
(F.S. 62.)


Seed


Kind and amount of seed: Otootan soybeans, 75 bags (150 bushels).
Shipped by The Rowland Co., Athens, Ga., January 11, 1932.
From Norfolk, Va., to Guntersville, Ala.
Action taken: On December 27, 1932, a libel was filed in the United States
District Court for the Northern District of Alabama praying seizure of 58 bags
of the above-mentioned shipment of seed, alleging same to be misbranded in
violation of the Federal Seed Act in that the label represented the seed to have


a germination of 92 percent
germinate not more than
marshal seized 58 bags of
Disposition: On May 1,
of seed to claimant under
being converted into feed,
ant under supervision of
upon payment of all costs.


t to 95 percent, whereas it was found in June 1932 to
60 percent. On January 9, 1933, the United States
the seed.
1933, an order was entered releasing the 58 bags
bond in the sum of $600, conditioned upon the seed
or planted on the farm of a representative of claim-
the United States Department of Agriculture, and


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