The tomato industry in Puerto Rico and Cuba


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Washington, D. C., june 1940


A Short List of References

Compiled by Helen E. Hennefrund
Library, Bureau of Agricultural Economics


Beattie, W. R. El tomate. Pan Amer. Union. Div. Agr. Coop. Publicacion
A grfoola.133, 22pp. Washington, D. C., 1939. 150.9 Ag8 no. 133
Following a brief history of the tomato, the writer discusses the
*: soil, .crop rotation, varieties for market, seed production, preparation
Sof the soil, sowing, cultivation, tying up of the vines, irrigation,
--.- insect control, diseases, harvesting And marketing, storage, cost of
cultivation and profits, and preservation. The point of view from
which the study was written was that of preparation for the United
States market, although it was written for Latin American use.
This pamphlet was summarized under the title "A los Cosecheros
do Tomate" in El Agricultor Puertorriqueno 20(2): 19. Feb. 1940.
8 Ag8ZS

El mercado de vegetables en invierno. El Agricultor Puertorriqueno ll(6):
13-14, 19. Aug. 31., 1931. 8 Ag833
S* Contains a brief paragraph giving for tomatoes the varieties, dates
at which they should be shipped,, production per acre in Cuba and the
need for careful selection and packing. Information is given from
the point of view of exporting to the United States. Another para-
graph (p. 19) brings out prices obtained and states that although
Cuban and Puerto Rican tomatoes are equal in quality, the former are
better packed. The writer feels that there is no reason why Puerto
Rico should not equal Cuba in this respect.


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*Vardlaw, Claude W., and McGaire, Laurence P. Storage of tropically-grown i
tomatoes. Gt. Brit. Empire Mktg. Bd. [Pubs.j E. M. B. 59, 50pp.
London, 1932. 280.39 G792P no. 59
Bibliography, p. 50.
"This investigation was undertaken primarily to provide information,
for the transport of this commodity from West Indian Islands to
Canada." Methods of refrigeration are included. The study is from
the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture at Trinidad.

*Wardlaw, Claude W. Tropical fruits and vegetables, an account of their
storage and transport. Trop. Agr. cTrinidad3 14(3-12): 70-83, 110-116,
131-139, 163-170, 200-210, 227-234, 265-274, 288-298, 320-328, 342-350.
Mar.-Dec. 1937. 26 T754
The last two installments take up tomatoes, pp. 325-328, 342-348.
Although this article is very general and broad in scope, considera-
tion is given to the West Indian tomato. General market considerations,
pro-storage factors and quality, harvesting maturity, packing-shed
treatment, transport by rail, interruption of cold storage, storage and
ripening temperatures, and types of storage and ripening are considered.
A bibliography of 64 items is appended, pp. 348-349.


Costo de produccion de tomatoes en Jayuya, Puerto Rico, 1939. El Agricultor
Puertorriquen'o 20(2): 14. Feb. 1940. 8 Ag833
A brief summary of a report (Mimeographed Report, no. 15) recently
published by the Agricultural Experiment Station of the University of
Puerto Rico, entitled "Costo de Produccio'n de Tomates en Jayuya, Puerto
Rico, 1939." The Report gives the results of a study of the cost of
*production of tomatoes in the municipality of Jayuya, Puerto Rico, for
the crop harvested at the beginning of 1939, presenting in detail the
hours and costs of human and animal labor used in the individual opera,-
tions, and information on production, receipts and profits per cuerda
of land. There is also an analysis of the factors which influence the
cost of production per cuerda.

Figueroa, Carlos A. Nuevo tratado de reciprocidad cubano-americano de
1934 y el negocio de exportacion do legumbros de Puerto Rico. El Agri-
cultor Puertorrique'o .14(11): 4-8. Nov. 1934. 8 Ag833
A discussion of the Cuban-American reciprocity treaty of 1934 and
the Puerto Rico vegetable export trade. A table includes U. S. customs
duties on tomatoes, and another shows Cuban tomato exports to the

*Although these articles do not deal specifically with tomatoes in Puerto
Rico or Cuba, they have been included because they relate to the West
Indian product and nothing comparable in scope has been found for
Puerto Rico or Cuba.


United,;Stater (quantity and value) for 1932. It is.pointed out that
competition is very keen on the tomato market. Cuba is the chief
source of supply for New York during the winter and, exports thence an
average of 1094 cars annually.

M cCord, J. Z., Descartes, S. L., and Rutyke, R. A farm management study
S *of small fanrms in two areas of Puerto Rico. Puertp Rico Col. Sta.
ERio Piedras3 Bul. 43, 64pp. San Juan, P. R., 1936.
Pt, I. Carolina-Trujillo Alto; Pt. II. Isabela.
Some of the tables include statistics relating to tomato production
Sin the Carolina-Trujillo Alto, 1934/35 as follows; area devoted to
tomatoes on various types of farns, and average yield per cuerda of
tomatoes (p. 15); sales of tomatoes on the different types of farms
(p. 17); total value of marketable tomato production and percent sold
(p. 18).

Mari, Marlano. El cultivo del tomato. Revista de Agricultura de Puerto
Rico 25(5): 173-174. Nov. 1930. 8 R325
Gives general directions for raising tomatoes, such as varieties
to plant, seed, planting, appropriate soil, preparation of the land,
cultivation, diseases and pests and harvesting. Classes of tomato and
brief directions for preparing then for export are included.

Mayoral Reinat, A. Notas importantes sobre las hortalizas. Revista de
Agriculture de Puerto Rico 29(2): 368-377. Oct.-Dec. 1937. 8 R325
Includes notes on the cultivation of tomatoes.

Oliver Lugo, F. Tomates. Revista de Agricultura de Puerto Rico 24(10):
151-154, 175. Apr. 1930. 8 R325
Season and methods of sowing, transplanting and pruning, tying up
the vine, training the tomato plant, and fertilizers- are discussed.
It is-pointed out that tomatoes of select quality should be produced
for shipment ,and Puerto Rico would then be in a position to enter into
competition with United States producers with the advantages of
climate in its favor. The need for small producer cooperatives and
the advantages of cooperation in this industry are shown. A canning
factor would be a genuine help, and if these factories offered credit,
many small producers would give up growing cane and plant vegetables.

Puerto. Rico. Dept. of agriculture and commerce. Division of commerce.
Annumal book on statistics, fiscal year 1938-39. 222pp. cSan Juan?
1940?7 252.74 Ag8 1938/39
"The 1938-39 issue of the Book on Statistics resumes this series of
annual compilations of ddta about Puerto Rico previously published by
the Depprtnent of Agricultuire and Comnnerce." Preface.
Tables include figures for 1938/39 on quantity and value of ship-
ments of tomatoes, tomato paste and tomato juice from the United States
to Puerto Rico (p. 20); quantity and value of exports pf tomatoes,
tomato paste and tomato juice from Puerto Rico to foreign countries (p. 34

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quantity and value of tomatoes imported into Puerto Rico frdnft fore2 ...1'...
countries (p, 48); shipments of tomatoes from Puerto Rico to the I!j
United States, 1936/37 to 1938/39 in number of containers and. pounds i,
(p. 150). .'I

Puerto Rico. Reconstruction administration. Census of Puerto Rico: 1935. I
Population and agriculture. Prepared under the supervision of Dr. Leon i
Truesdel1. 154pp. Washington, D. 0., U. S. Govt. print, off., 1938. -Il
173.2 P9620e... .
In English and. Spanish.
Table 22 (p. 122) gives statistics on tomatoes harvested for sale in ;
1935 by municipalities. This section of the report (Part 3. Agricult1oa..
CapAtulo 3, Fincas, propiedad agrfcola, cultivos y aninales en fincas
(Reimpresion del Boletfn de Agricultura)) is also published separately.
(173.2 P962Ga)

Riollano, Arturo. Deficiencias notadas en Puerto Rico en la exportacidn de
vegetables. Revista de Agr-icultura de Puerto Rico 30(2): 277-281.
Apr.-June 1938. 8 R325
A discussion of some of the defects in Puerto Rico vegetable ex-
portation, under the headings of classification and uniform packing,
present selling procedures, transportation with adequate temperature
or refrigeration fQr each type of fruit, frequency of shipments to the
North, and organization of the canning and refrigeration industry.
Tomatoes are included.

Serrano, Luis A. Annual report of the agricultural experiment substation,
Isabela, P. R. fiscal year 1935-36. Puerto Rico. Col. Sta. cRio
Piedrasj Rpt. 1935-1936: 112-135. San Juan, 1937. 100 P83A 1935-1936
Includes resumts of experimental work on tomatoes, pp. 124-125..
The statement is made that "For several years 'Marglobel has been the
standard commercial variety for exportation during winter. A variety
test of comparative production was run this year to find out if there
was any strain or variety which could surpass the standard variety of
the region."

Serrano, Luis A. Annual report of the agricultural experiment substation
(Isabela) fiscal year 1936-37. Puerto Rico. Col. Sta. cRio Piedras3
Rpt. 1936/37, 149-167. San Juan, 1938. 100 P83A 1936/37
The report of work on vegetables under Mr. Arturo Riollano includes
discussion of an experiment in tomato pruning and staking, pp. 156-157.
It is recommended in conclusion "for the farmers of this region to
grow tomatoes without staking and without pruning. These practices
have been shown to be detrimental to production, besides increasing
the expenses of labor operations." i
Results are given (p. 157) of a tomato (organic matter) test which
was held "to determine the effect on production of applying organic
matter in the form of filter press cake at the rate of 12 tons per


-Serrano, Luis A., Esteva, Carlos, Jr., and Riollano, Arturo. Hortalizas
para la exportacidn en la zona de regadzto do Isabela, Aguadilla y Moca.
Puerto Rico. Col. Sta. cRio Piedras3 Cir. 105, 56pp. San Juan, 1936.
100 P83C no. 105
This is a study on the production of vegetables for export in the
irrigated districts of Isabela, Aguadilla and Moca, Puerto Rico, deal-
ing particularly with cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes. It includes
tables showing average prices per case on the New York market for
tomatoes at various periods; detailed figures on cost of production per
cuerda; cost of transportation, packing and selling per case; average
monthly prices cn the New York market 1931/32-1935/36; area in cuerdas,
nnnber of cases sold, gross value, cost of packing, transportation and
sale, net value, cases obtained per cuerda and net value per cuerda.
Instructions are given (pp. 49-56) for production of tomatoes in the
region, including varieties, tine of sowing for export, preparation of
the soil, transplanting, stacking, gathering, pests and diseases and
their control, and classing and packing.

Serrano, Luis A. Memorandum sometido al Conisionado de agriculture por el
Superintendent de la Sub-estacidn de Isabela sobre el cultivo de
vegetables en aquella zona. Revista de Agricultura de Puerto Rico
26(9): 984 121. Mar. 1930. 8 R325
Text of a temnrat.nun submitted to thd Connissioner of Agriculture
by the Superintendent of the Isabela sub-station on the cultivation of
vegetables in that zone. Data are given relating to cultivation under
the author's supervision of tomatoes and peppers on the estate of Mr.
Pedro Anador of Isabela, including costs of production, harvesting,
transportation and sale for export to New York. Profits are shown and
the possibilities of producing fresh vegetables for the United States
are indicated; The importance of good presentation of products, the
establishment of standards by a central organization and packing and
shipping under its direction are pointed out.

Serrano, Luis A. El negocio de hortaliza para la exportacidn en Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico. Dept. Agr. and Con. Insular-Expt. Sta. tRio Piedrasj
Cir. 100, 10opr. San Juan, P. Ri, 1932.
The writer points out that in the semi-arid regions of Puerto Rico
that have been irrigated the vegetable-growing industry promises to
become established permanently and to make good use of the great pos-
sibilities offered by the markets on the American continent. To il-
lustrrte the importance of this type of business, he shows figures on
imports into the United Stites of vegetables, including tomatoes, from
Cuba, Mexico ,-and the Btahnas, and their total value. The tariff paid
under the Fordney McCunbor rind the Hawley-Smoot Tariff Acts. is also
given. Isabela is said to have begun to grow vegetables for export in
1929/30 with good results, and the idea spread the following year.
Tables show recommendations for planting for 1932/33: varieties, quantity
per cuerda (3.93 square meters), tine of sowing, number of days from sow-
ing to harvesting, distance between furrows, distance between plants,


and" depth of planting; the nost important insects attacking vegetables.
in Puerto Rico and methods of controlling them; analysis of cost of .
production for vegetables grown in the northeastern region of-Paerto
Rico, 1929/32 average (this includes transportation costs); prices ..
obtained 1925/26 to 1929/30; average production per acre, 3-year :
average and highest amount produced. Tomatoes are included in all I
of these tables.

Se trata de evitar que se rebaja la tarifa sobre tomatoes, pimientos y otros
vegetables. Una carta de la Asociacio'n de agricultores al efecto. E.
Agricultor Puertorriqueno 10(10): 17. Nov. 30, 1930. 8 Ag833
Text of a letter from the Asociacidn de Agricultores de Puerto Rico
to Theodore Roosevelt, Governor of Puerto Rico, urging that the tariff
on tomatoes, peppers and other vegetables should not be lowered again,
since low prices in the United States consuming markets formerly did
not cover costs of production. Production has been stimulated by the
new tariffs.


Agete, Fernando. Cultivo del tomato. Revista de Agricultura, Comercio y
Trabajo rCubaj 10(4): 3-15. Oct. 1928. 8 Ag88Re
Outlines the steps in the cultivation of tomatoes. Detailed state-
ments of costs are included for the plantation and for one hectare,
and comparative results obtained with different varieties and under
different conditions.

Agete, Fernando. Estudio econdmico doe una explotacion de tomatoes. Revista
de Agriculture cCubaj 14(53, i. e. 23?): 37-46. May 1934. 8 AgB8Re
An economic study of a tomato ranch in San Cristobal. Equipment and
labor costs of preparing the land, sowing, transplanting and fertilizing
the crop, harvesting, packing, cost of transporting to wharves for the
United States market, customs expenses, costs in the United States and. l
Cuba are worked out. The whole is summarized for one hectare of land on
p. 45, and for one case on p. 46.

Agete, Fernando. Las huortas de demostracidn. Revista de Agricultura,
Comercio y Trabajo cCubai 14(12): 3-15. June 1933. 8 Ag88Re
Gives results obtained with demonstration gardens, showing (pp. 14-15:
what was produced with 10 centst (diez centavos) worth of seed for each
of the plants, including tomatoes.

Agete, Fernando. Labor del Departamento de horticulture de la estacidn E.
agrondmica de Santiago de las Vegas, durante el an'o comprendido entire
julio de 1932 y junio de 1933; seccion de olericultura. Revista de
Agriculture, Oomercio. y Trabajo cCubaj 14(19): 3-34. Jan. 1934.
8 Ag88Re
This is a report of the work done by the Horticulture Department of
the Agricultural Station of Santiago de las Vegas, July 1932-June 1933..

Tomatoes are reported. (pp. 30-34) showing results of seed disinfection,
*. varietal and seed treatment studies, fertilizing, irrigation, and ob-
I" training of native seeds. Cost and production figures are included.

SArango, Rodolfo. La clasificacion y presentacidn de los products vegetables
quce exportamos. Revista de Agricultura r0abaj 19(5-6): 20-30. May-
June 1936. 8 AgBBee
A talk delivered at the last National Agricultural Exposition on the
classification and presentation of vegetable products for export. The
a.....uthor offers a plan of classification, including one for tomatoes
(pp. 24.25).

Ar.ango, Rodolfo. Cultivo y manipulacicn del tomato para exportar. Revista
de Agricultura c0ubaru 19(8-9'): 39-53. Aug.-Sept. 1936. 8 Ag88Re
This -is an account of methods of cultivating and handling tomatoes
for export and includes directions for time of sowing, transplanting
*and harvesting, preparation of the soil, seedbeds, the aeed, cultiva-
iono, harvesting,: packing, classing, standard container for export as
ruled upon by the Secretary of Agriculture, general appearance of the
... case and methods of utilizing tomatoes not fit for export.

-Asociaci6n de cosecheros.-exportad.ores .de fratas y vegetabless de Cuba.
La exportaoida do vegetales. Comentando un artfculo. Revista de
Agriculture g Cubaj 21(7-8): 32-34. July-Aug. 1938.. 8 Ag881Re
Reply to an article in the February-March 1938 issue of the Revista,
pointing out that the lack of credit is the cause of all the Cuban
farm6reIs misfortunes. The financial backers, when they handle, as in
the last three seasons, a volume of 1,400,000 lugs of tomatoes, only
advance the small farmers $100,000.

S-Asotiaci6n de entidades del comorcio exterior de Cuba. La Revision del
:, Tradado de reciprocidad. Cuba Economica y Financiera 13(153): 9-19.
*Dec. 1938. 286.8 0892
This is the text of a memorandum submitted on the planned revision
of the Reciprocity Treaty between the United States and Cuba. The
section (pp. 18-19) which dealswith fruits and vegetables, points out the
need for concessions in the fruit and vegetable industry. Figures
compiled on tomato production for the past season and submitted by the
Asociacidn de Cosecheros-Exportadores de Frutas y Vegetales de Cuba
are given. These show that the price received in New. York allows a
margin of only about 26A par lug for sowing, .rent, and other expenses
of producing the crop, after the costs incurred in putting the product
on the American market are deducted. These costs are listed, and the
way the Cuban farmer has managed to export under these conditions is
explained. Suggestions are made for reduction of the tariff.

Cuba. Secretarfa de hacienda, Direcci6n general de estadlstica. Comercio
S exterior, ano natural de 1938. 193pp., processed. Habana, Imp. y
Aln. de papel "La Habanera", Solana.y ca.. 1939?j. 254.8 0893 1938

4-8- 1.

Shows (ps 134, schedule 260-D) quantity and value of tomatoes J
imported into Cuba, 1938, and (p. 179, schedule 120) quantity and
value exported, by countries, 1938, with comparative figures for 1937,

Cuba and Florida join hands. Market Growers Jour. 60(3): 80. Feb. 1, 193'f
6 M34 ;
"Considerable disturbance has arisen at different times over
of vegetables from Cuba, Mexico and Puerto RicbO..
"Southern Florida and even some greenhouse men have tomatoes about
the sae time that they are coming from Cuba...
"As reported in Florida Foods Journal, Senators Tapper and Andrews
of Florida, have interested themselves in this problem. Realizing that
laws, rules and regulations could hardly solve it, they arranged for a
meeting early in December between representatives of the Cuban govern.
nent and Cuban growers, U. S. D. A. officials and some Florida growers."'
The ideas developed in the conference are reported.

De Pool, P. D. La siembra de hortalizas para la exportacidn. Bevista de '
Agriculture, Comercio y Trabajo c0uba2 10(l): 18. July 1928. 8 Ag88Re
Chiefly on the cultivation of tomatoes for export, bringing out,
as wviell, the possibility of sowing tomatoes among the sugar cane plants.

Diaz Albertini, Oscar, and Guerra, Raniro. Commercial relations between
Cuba and the United States of America: excerpts. Market Growers Jour.
60(9): 244.245. Myv 1., 1937. 6 M34
"Shipments of tomatoes increased to 50,841,909 pounds compared with
39,950,000 pounds... What will the farmers of Florida, who produce
large quantities of tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers say when they see
the above mentioned figures, ask the opponents of the Treaty."

Estadfstica de huacales de fruatas y vegetables exportados a los Estados Unidoas,
Sport Cuba, durante el Des de abril de 1938. Cuba Agrfcola 5(5): 46.
May 1938. 8 0894
Gives figures, compiled by the statistical office of "Cuba Agrfco.a;"
of tomatoes exported to the United States, April 1938.
Similar figures are given for March in the Cuba Agricola 5(4): 19.
Apr, 1938.

Estadfstica de huacales de vegetables y frutas, exportados a los Estados
S Unidos por Cuba durante el period de noviembre 1 de 1935 a abril 30
de 1936. Hecha por la Oficina de estad&stica de "COuba Agrfcola."
Cuba Agrfcola 3(5): 22. May 1936. 8 0894
Table showing exports in crates of fruits and vegetables (including
tomatoes) exported monthly to the United States from Cuba, November
1935 to April 1936.

Exportacidn de frutos y vegetables por los puertos de la Republica, durante
el nes de diciemnbro de 1930, de acuerdo con los datos suninistrados i
por las aduanas. Revista de Agricultura, Conercio y Trabajo c0uba3
12(9): 45-47. Mar. 1931. 8 Ag88Re


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This is a table, published by the Seccion de Fomento y Expansidn
Comeroial, giving exports of fruits and vegetables, including tomatoes,
from Cuban ports, December 1930 with comparative figures for December
1939 and for the years 1930 and 1929.
rHutcheson,'A. D.3 Cba as an exporter of winter fruits and vegetables.
Cuba Rev. 28(8): 20-21. July 1930. 254.8 0892
.... Reprinted from an article published by the Cuban Chamber of Commerce
Sin New York.
Points out Cuba's suitability for this type of business, and the
'improved agricultural, packing and transportation methods. Although
this article is quite general, tomatoes are mentioned,

Kent, James A. Impressions of Cuba. Market Growers Jour. 46(9): 351-353,
354. May 1, 1930. 6 M34
Contains a paragraph describing the winter tomato district at Guines
S and the procedure through which the green tomatoes pass at the packing

Nuestio tomato en el Canada. Cuba Agrfcola 1(8): 16-17. Dec. 1934. 8 0894
A brief note bringing out the importance of the Canadian market for
A ubzan tomatoes whichwas opened three years prior to the writing of
this article. Canada prefers tihe sibll toiatot6s which do' nt have a
sale in the United States. Differences in method of serving are given
as a reason for this difference in demand.

Nuestros frutas y vegetables. Cuba Agrfcola 2(2-3): 20-21, 24-25. Feb.-Mar.
1935. 8 0894
Includes tables showing amount of crops harvested, including tomatoes,
for 1933/34 and 1934/35 and the difference between them.

Nuestros frutas y vegetables: Importante para los exportadores de tomate.
Cuba Agrfcola 2(8): 21. Aug. 1935. 8 0894
This is a brief notice to tomato exporters to clearly label their
goods "Product of Cuba" in accordance with a ruling by the Customs
Commission of the United States, July 4, 1935, which states that all
goods must be marked with country of origin,

Nuevo metodo para cultivar tom,-tes. Revista de Agricultura cOuba] 15(9):
3-4. Dec, 1934. 8 Ag88Rc
Briefly describes the system of growing tomatoes under glass in
Cleveland, Ohio, and gives, for the benefit of Cuban growers, names of
firms in 31eveland who import tomatoes.

Paderni, Bam6n Rodrfguez. Oficina de estadfsticas generals. Revista de
Agriculture cCubaj 19(3): 165-167. Mar. 1936. 8 Ag88Re
Gives statistics for 1934/1935, of area, production, selling unit,
unit value, and total value of vegetables, including tomatoes, by

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Revista de agricu4tura c quarterly]. (Published by the Secretarfa de I
Agriculture, Habana, Cuba.) 8 AgSSRe
A number of the issues of this review, particularly those in voluuat
20-21, contain tables showing current exports from the port of Havana i
of products, including tomatoes.

La riqueza de nuestros cultivos. Revista de Agricultura Cuba] 20(1): 174w
181. Jan. 1937. 8 AgB8BRe
Tables compiled by the Inspeccidn General de Agricultura showing the
annual production of the chief Cuban crops, including tomatoes, for
which there are given, by provinces, figures on area in caballerfas,
total production, return per caballerfa, average price and value of
production (p. 177). A caballerfa is a unit of land measuring about
33 1/2 acres.

Tariff reciprocity with Cuba. Market Growers Jour. 55(11): 379. Dec. 1,
1934. 6 M34
"The reciprocal trade agreements between the United States and
Cuba, effective September 3, 1934, makes changes in the tariff rates
on vegetables exported to Cuba and imported from Cuba." The rates as
they affect tomatoes are given briefly, among other things.

U. S. Dept. of agriculture. Agriultuitral statiUbtics 1939. 597pp.
Washingtoni,'D. U.,AJ. S. Govt. print, off., 1939. 1 Ag84 Yas
Includes figures on imports of tomatoes, by countries, including
Cuba, 1930/31-1937/38, p. 465.
See also earlier volumes of this publication.

U. S. Dept. of agriculture. Bureau of agricultural economics. Foreign
crops and markets Eweekly], v. 4, nc. 4-date, processed. Washington,
D. C., 1922-date. 1.9 St2F
The indexes to the various volumes should be consulted for tomato
crop conditions in Cuba, export prospects, exports, etc.

U. S. Tariff commission. Fresh tomatoes. Costs of production. Preliminary
statement of information obtained in the pending investigation as
ascertained pursuant to the provisions of section 315, title III of
the Tariff act of 1922. ll8pp., processed. cWashington, D. C.) 1928.
173 T17He Fresh Tomatoes
Tables show quantity and value of imports for consumption into the
United States from Cuba, 1922/23-1926/27 (p. 18); and weekly carlot
shipments from Cuba and the Bahamas (added together) 1925/26-1926/27
(pp. 31-32).

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Card cataidgue of the Library of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, .
Bureau of AgrTicultural Economics.

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Published by U. S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Agricultural
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Agricultural Index, 1928/30 to Apr. 1940. Published by the H. W. Wilson
Co., New York, N. Y. .
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S.Stations, Washington, D. 0.

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Puerto Rico. University. Journal of Agriculture of the University of
Puerto Rico c quarterly v. 14, 1930 to v. 23, no. 4, Oct. 1939.
Published at Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.
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Revista de Agricultura de Puerto Rico; publicacion official del Departamento
de Agricultural y Trabajo, v. 24, Jan. 1930 to v. 26, June 1931; v. 27,
May 1936 to v. 31, Dec. 1939. Published in San Juan, Puerto Rico.


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Egg auctions; selected references. July 1939. III

Acts administered by Agricultural Marketing Service. October 14_

Periodicals relating to shipping. October 1939. '.

Electrical properties of cotton; some references to the literatu :,:%-i '
1931-date. November 1939.

Sea island cotton; selected references. November 1939.
Cotton .picking machinery; a short list of references. March 19 40*. ..: ....

The tomato industry in Puerto Rico and Cuba; a short list of refet- o i .
onces. June 1940. ,.
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