662.11173 Barley/17: Telegram

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

202. My 197, September 28, 1 p.m. Foreign Office states barley situation growing worse and absolute embargo may be laid down. German importers have decided not to take up documents on arriving shipments which seems a clear breach of contract. American exporters should at once consider feasibility of sending a competent representative here, possibly from London, with whom Embassy can cooperate in looking after their legal and other interests. If this is communicated to the Department of Agriculture please say Steere50 joins in recommendation.

  1. Representative in Germany of the Department of Agriculture.