662.11173 Barley/18: Telegram

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

98. Your telegram September 28, 1 p.m. At the instance of the Department of Agriculture please ascertain of German authorities (1) precise nature of the examination contemplated to establish “innocuous character” of barley; (2) whether conducted by Governmental or private agencies; (3) whether restrictions apply only to shipments from United States ports; (4) precise nature of the exceptions in their application indicated in the decree.

You should further point out that (1) United States number 2 barley must be sound wholesome product to meet specifications of that grade under United States Government licensed inspection; (2) there is abundance barley United States to meet Grade number 2 grown in sections outside Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado; (3) United States Department of Agriculture exercises every care to see that all export barley shipments properly inspected and graded. Further telegram follows.