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Service and regulatory announcements
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Service and regulatory announcement
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U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry.
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S. R. A.-B. P. I. 24


Issued January:1939


United States Department of Agriculture

BUREAU OF PLANT INDUSTRY


SERVICE


AND


REGULATORY


ANNOUNCEMENTS


PROSECUTIONS
CLAUSE (

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AND


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SEIZURES


THE


UNDER THE
FEDERAL SRI


1, 1936, to June 30, 1938; 121-13


121. Misbranding of soybean seed. U. S. v. Allied Seed C& ,* Found guilty.
Fine, $50 and costs. (F. S. 151.) *. .
The K & A Seed Co. Inc., of Harrisburg, Pa., and Peoria, If ..C-?.*
21, 1933, from Peoria, Ill., to Harrisonburg, Va., 450 bags (900 alta);
bean seed. >s
On March 4, 1935, information was filed in the United States District Court
for the Southern District of Illinois, alleging that the Allied Seed Co., an Indiana
corporation, under the name of K & A Seed Co. Inc., its then corporate name,
unlawfully delivered for transportation in interstate commerce the above-men-
tioned shipment, misbranded in violation of the Federal Seed Act in that the seed
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was iaueieu, in par GerminiaLiuon u.uuy0
approximately 51 percent.
On November 9, 1937, the court found
fine of $50 and costs.


, whereas it was found to germinate-


the defendant guilty


assessed: a


Misbranding of red clover and alfalfa seed.
Plea of guilty. Fine, $400. (F. S. 186.)


The Standard Seed Co., Kansas C
from Kansas City, Mo., to Riner, Va
seed, and one bag (1 bushel) of alfalfa
Information was filed in the United
trict of Missouri, alleging that the Sta
sold and offered for transportation in
shipments misbranded in violation of
mitted to the consignee by the Standar
bore the following statements:
"SAMPLE
Prime Medium
RED CLOVER
Our Tests on This Grade
Will Average About:
P 1 tit3- ----- --- --------- -------------------Ot4. OO0%
Purity ... ...-,- -, 94. 00%
Germination --....----.... ............ 7. 75.00%
From
Standard Seed Co.
15 East 5th St.
Kansas City, Mo."


v. Standard Seed


!ity, Mo., shipped on February 25, 1935,
., one bag (one-half bushel) of red clover
seed.
States District Court for the Western Dis-
indard Seed Co., a corporation, unlawfully
interstate commerce the above-mentioned
the Federal Seed Act in that samples sub-
d Seed Co. as representing these shipments


"SAMPLE
PRIME ALFALFA
Our Tests on this Grade
Will Average About:
Purity-.-- ------------- ....
Germination----..................
From
Standard Seed Co.
15 East 5th St.
Kansas City, Mo.",







BUREAU


OF PLANT


INDUSTRY


3. Misbranding of timothy and sweetclover seed. U. S. v. Standard Seed Co.
Plea of guilty. Fine, $400. (F. S. 199.)
The Standard Seed Co., Kansas City, Mo., shipped on February 9, 1935, from
insas City, Mo., to New Castle, Ind., one bag (1 bushels) of timothy seed,


and one bag (1 bushel) of sweetelover seed.


November


Court for the


1935,


information


was filed in


United States District


Western District of Missouri, alleging that the Standard


Seed Co..


a corporation, unlawfully delivered for transportation in interstate commerce the


above-mentioned


shipment,


misbranded


in violation


of the Federal


Seed


iat~hbt 935 catalog of the Standard Seed Co. contained the statement:


order


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name arid
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that they
days if


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seeds


direct


from


we promise


you-guarantee


tdat we will send you seeds from fresh stock that are true to
nigh germinating quality.
:'Uound in any way to accept any shipment from us until
-time to examine the seeds, test them, and be well satisfied


ve represent them.


factory


You may return them to us within


and get your money back.


"STANDARD


SEED


COMPANY"


tnamiy seed was found to germinate approximately 44.25 percent,
setQlver seed was found to germinate approximately 34.50 percent,
binal 9 percent of hard seed, and was not of high germinating quality,


The defendant filed a demurrer and motion to quash,
the court.


which was overruled by


On March 3, 1937, the case was terminated upon the entering of a plea of
guilty and the assessment of a fine of $200 on each of the two counts and pay-
ment of $25 on each of the counts, the balance of the fine being remitted.


124. Misbranding of rye seed.
ordered destroyed. (I


U. S. v. 3 bags of
S. 204.)


rye seed.


Seed seized and


The Rowland Co., Athens, Ga., shipped on September 13, 1935, from Harrison-
burg, Va., to Tuskegee, Ala., six bags (15 bushels) of rye seed.
On December 2, 1935, a libel was filed in the United States District Court for


the Middle


District of


Alabama,


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


seed


found


was


in October,


seized by the


1935,


to germinatE


praying seizure of three bags of seed from the


be misbranded in


violation of the


"Germination 85 percent"
approximately 49 perce


United States marshal.


, whereas
nt. The


On September 11, 1936, no claimant having appeared, the court ordered that
the seed be destroyed.


Misbranding of sorghum seed. U.
Seed seized and ordered destroyed.


5 bags of
S. 215.)


"Atlas


Sorgo"


seed.


The Famo Feed Milling Co., St. Joseph, Mo., shipped on or about March 30,
1935, from St. Joseph, Mo., to Quinter, Kans., five bags of sorghum seed bearing
tags of the Mitchelhill Seed Co., St. Joseph, Mo.
On December 16, 1935, a libel was filed in the United States District Court
for the District of Kansas, praying seizure of the five bags of seed, alleging same
to be misbranded in violation of the Federal Seed Act in that it was labeled, in


part,
Atlas


"Atlas Sorgo
Sorgo. The


, whereas it was found to be white-seeded sorghum other than
seed was seized by the United States marshal.


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SERVICE


AND


REGULATORY


ANNOUNCEMENTS


Nature of misbranding


Purity ............ ----.- --..... ...... .......... ....----.-.-.-.. ---......
Weedseeds -.. .-..-..--...-..--.--- ..........
Noxious weed seeds per pound-.-----------.---.................


Claimed


Percent
96.0
3.1
0)


Found


Percent
91.67
5. 12
(2)


96 dodder.
6,545 dodder.


On September 14, 1936, the court ordered that the seed be released
claimant, Largen Lespedeza Co., for proper retagging under supervision
agent of the State Department of Agriculture of Alabama.


7. Misbranding of turnip
seized and ordered de
The Leonard Seed Co., Chi<


Ill., to
On J
Middle
same t(
in part
minate
On J


Dothan, Ala., or
une 18, 1936, a
District of Ala
o be misbranded
, "Germination
61 percent. Tl
uly 22, 1936, no


ne bag
libel xw
bama,
in viol
90+%
he seed
claim


be destroyed by the United States


Misbranding of lima bean seed.


seized and released to a cha
The Leonard Seed Co., Chicago, II


On Jun
Northern
mentioned
Seed Act,
found in
seized by
On Jul


e 23, 193(
District o:
i shipmen
in that ii
February,
the Unite


7


, Ala., four bags
i, a libel was file
f Alabama, prayi
t, alleging same
was labeled, in


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seed. U. S. v. 50 pounds of turnip
!stroyed. (F. S. 222.)
cago, Ill., shipped on October 2, 1935, f
(50 pounds) of turnip seed.
as filed in the United States District I
praying seizure of the 50 pounds of ,
ation of the Federal Seed Act in that ii
", whereas it was found in November,
was seized by the United States mars
nt having appeared, the court ordered


marshal.


U. S.


Lritable institution. (F. S. 223.)
li., shipped on January 11, 1936, from
(480 pounds) of lima bean seed.
d in the United States District Cow
ng seizure of three bags of seed from tl
to be misbranded in violation of thi
part, "Germination 90+%"', where


1936, to germinate approximately 55 percent.
d States marshal.


The


seed.


Seed


rom Chicago,


Couw
seed,
t wa;
193
hal.
that


rt for the
, alleging
s labeled,
5, to ger-

: the seed

d. Seed

Chicago,


rt for the
he above-
e Federal
as it was
seed was


, 1936, no claimant having appeared, the court ordered that the seed


be delivered to a charitable institution to be selected by the marshal.


Seed s(
The "Sun-Fi
Co., 1929 Wes
from New Orle
shipped on Se]
four bags (320
On August 5
Eastern Distri
same to be mis
labeled, in part
not Mammoth
On Rni+o mb,


9i;
iel
;t
a
pt


eed and
Id Seed
Forty-
ns, La.,
,ember


Ordered
Service"
third Str
to Little
16, 1935,


sold.


, a name style
eet, Chicago,
Rock, Ark., f<
from New O


225 and 226.)
used by the
Ill., shipped
)ur bags (320
rleans, La., t


pounds) of oats.
, 1936, a libel was filed in the United States
ct of Arkansas, praying seizure of the eight
,branded in violation of the Federal Seed Ac
, "Mammoth Cluster", whereas it was found
Cluster. The seed was seized by the Unite
ar 1 02Rfl n olh lmon+ ho in a annor prl t


I


American Field Seed
on October 9, 1935,.
pounds) of oats; and
o Little Rock, Ark.,

districtt Court for the


bags of seed
t in that the
to be oats of
d States mar
he nrnirt. nrAr


, alleging
seed was
a variety
shal.
ororl th fit


Ill., to Birmin


v. 3 bags of lima bean see


Misbranding of oat seed.


U. S. v. 320 pounds and 320 pounds of seed oats.







BUREAU


OF PLANT


INDUSTRY


was found in April, 1936, to germinate approximately 62 percent.
seized by the United States marshal.


On September 11, 1936, no claimant having appeared,
the seed be destroyed by the United States marshal.


The seed was


the court ordered that


Misbranding of turnip seed.
and ordered destroyed. (


. S. 229.)


bag of turnip seed.


Seed seized


The
Ill., to


Leonard Seed Co., Chicago, Ill., shipped on July 10,
Wetumpka, Ala., one bag (30 pounds) of turnip seed.


1936, from Chicago,


On September 14, 1936, a libel was filed in the United States District Court for
the Middle District of Alabama, praying seizure of the one bag of seed, alleging
same to be misbranded in violation of the Federal Seed Act in that it was labeled.


in pai
nate


at,


"Germination 90 + %"


approximately


marshal.


percent


, whereas it was found in August, 1936, to germi-
it. The seed was seized by the United States


On March 30, 1937, no claimant having appeared, the court ordered that the
seed be destroyed by the United States marshal.


Misbranding of turnip seed.
and ordered destroyed. (


230.)


bag of turnip seed.


Seed seized


The Leonard Seed Co., Chicago, Ill., shipped on July 7, 1936, from Chicago,
Ill., to Clanton, Ala., one bag (75 pounds) of turnip seed.
On September 14, 1936, a libel was filed in the United States District Court for
the Middle District of Alabama, praying seizure of the one bag of seed, alleging
same to be misbranded in violation of the Federal Seed Act in that it was labeled,


in par
nate


"Germination 90 +


approximately


52 percent.


whereas it


was


seed


found in August, 1936, to germi-
as seized by the United States


marshal.
On March 30, 1937, no claimant having appeared, the court ordered that the
.seed be destroyed by the United States marshal.


Misbranding of turnip seed.
and ordered destroyed. (F.


bag of turnip seed.


231.)


Seed seized


The Leonard Seed


7


Ill., to Montgomery, Ala.,
On September 14, 1936,


Chicago, Ill., shipped on July 8, 1936, from Chicago,
one bag (50 pounds) of turnip seed.
a libel was filed in the United States District Court for


the Middle District of Alabama, praying seizure of the one bag of seed, alleging
same to be misbranded in violation of the Federal Seed Act in that it was labeled.


in part,


"Germination


nate approximately
marshal.


66 percent.


whereas
The s


it was found in


was


eed


July,


seized


1936,


the Unit4


to germi-
ed States


On March 30, 1937, no claimant having appeared, the court ordered that the
seed be destroyed by the United States marshal.


Misbranding of sorghum seed. U. S. v. 23
seized and ordered sold at public auction.


E. Cone Grain & Seed Co., Lubbock,


from Lubbock


bags of sorghum seed.
(F. S. 233.)


Tex., shipped on March 23,


, Tex., to Fort Smith, Ark., 25 bags of sorghum seed.


A libel was filed in the


United States District Court for the


Seed


1937,


Western District


of Arkansas, praying seizure of 23 bags of seed from this shipment, alleging same
to be misbranded in violation of the Federal Seed Act in that the seed was labeled,


in part,


"Germination approximately


to germinate
States marsha


approximately


82%"


51 percent.


, whereas it was found in April, 1937,
The seed was seized by the United


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AND


REGULATORY


ANNOUNCEMENTS


found inrSeptember, 1937, to germinate from 50 to 67 percent. The seed was
seized by the United States marshal.
On November 18, 1937, the court ordered that the seed be destroyed by the
United States marshal.


Misbranding of oat seed.


U. S. v. 9 bags of oats.


Seed seized and ordered


delivered to a charitable institution for feed purposes. (F. S. 243.)


'Sun-Field


Co., 1929 West F
from Orangeburg,
On January 11,
the Middle Distri
shipment, alleging
that the seed wa
Oats, Germinatio
germinate approx:


Seed Service", a name-style used by the American Field Seed
orty-third Street, Chicago, Ill., shipped on September 1, 1937,
S. C., to Waverly, Ala., 20 bags of oats.
1938, a libel was filed in the United States District Court for
.ct of Alabama, praying seizure of nine bags of seed from this
; same to be misbranded in violation of the Federal Seed Act in
s labeled, in part, "Sunfield's Selection Ferguson Strain Red
n 95%", whereas it was found to be Fulgrain oats and to
imately 66 percent. The seed was seized by the United States


marshal.
On June 16, 1938, no claimant having appeared, the seed was ordered delivered
to a charitable institution for feed purposes.


Misbranding of oat seed. U. S
delivered to a charitable ins


The "Sun-Field
Co., 1929 West F
from Orangeburg,
On January 11,
the Middle Distri
shipment, alleging
that the seed wa
Oats, Germinatio


Seed Service",
orty-third Stree
S. C., to Camp
1938, a libel w


ct
s S


. v. 20 bags of oats. Seed
;titution for feed purposes.
name-style used by the An
Chicago, Ill., shipped on S
ill, Ala., 20 bags of oats.
filed in the United States


seized and ordered
(F. S. 244.)
merican Field Seed
september 1, 1937,
District Court for


of Alabama, praying seizure of the 20 bags of seed from this
ame to be misbranded in violation of the Federal Seed Act in
labeled, in part, "Sunfield's Selection Ferguson Strain Red
95%", whereas it was found to be Fulgrain oats and to ger-


minute approximately 66 percent. The seed was seized by the United States
marshal.
On June 16, 1938, no claimant having appeared, the seed was ordered delivered
to a charitable institution for feed purposes.


Misbranding of alfalfa seed.


of guilty.
The Northern
from Winona, M
On January 25,
St. Paul, Minn.,
ration, Winona, I
merce the above


Fine,
Field
inn., t
1938,
allegin
Minn.,
-ment


U. S. v. Northern Field Seed Co., Inc.


, $200. (F. S. 245.)
Seed Co., Winona,
o Chittenango, N. Y
information was filed
ig that the Northern
unlawfully delivered
ioned shipment misb


Minn.


, shipped


on April


Plea


, 1937,


seed.
District Court,
nnesota corpo-
interstate com-
of the Federal


Seed Act in that the seed was labeled, in part, "Where grown Minnesota",
whereas it was found to have been grown in the Southwest.
On June 21, 1938, the defendant entered a plea of guilty and the court assessed
a fine of $200.


The '


., 100 bags of alfalfa
in the United States
Field Seed Co., a Mi
for transportation in i
randed in violation












































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