662.11173 Barley/9: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Germany (Poole)

94. Your 194, September 26, 6 p.m. Following from Secretary of Agriculture:

“Complaints being received German purchasers American barley particularly at Bremen that hogs refuse to eat or are made sick thereby. [Page 906] We are making careful scientific study similar barley here including bacteriological and feeding tests to determine if possible cause of difficulty. Our records show shipments about which complaints made were properly graded. Our inspectors instructed to use special care in examination further shipments European points. No justification for possible embargo on American barley which we understand has been suggested by some German importers.”