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4 > Image 4 of Kentucky farm and home science, vol. 2 No. 3 summer 1956

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

V p OTHER REGULATORY LAIVS A jfs Acts in the 1880s to govern the sale of commercial fer- _, A A. tilizers were the first of Kentuckys regulatory laws. ,; TV li KT ._ Since then Other laws of a similar nature have been " A__, , .; i passed, including; _= ` 4 Pure Food Law1898 " _ Pure Seed Law1904 T Commercial Feed Control Law-1906 Pure Food and Drug ActI906 4 T - Nursery Inspection Law1926 H . i ' Creamery License Law19I8 Kr A Pesticide Law1956 _] Active in promoting passage of fertilizer and feed regulatory laws Y { was Dr. Melville A. Scovell (1855-1912), Dean and Director of the g* I Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station. _ I I finally, the interdependence of state and federal au- ,4 thority in handling these matters. _ The mixed feed business of 50 years ago bore little resemblance to the complicated multi-million dollar .* _ industry we know today. Trade in feeding stuffs con- ., Fd Regulatory Service sisted largely of such items as bran, shorts, shipstuff, fi I (C(,,,tim,c,[ from page ,3) inferior grades of Hour, corn meal, cottonseed meal, ,,4. oil meal, gluten feed, dried distillery slops and various and sand. Microscopic examination showed the pres- mixtm-os of gioiiml clioiii lvoimiila {coils Wcic uii_ H ence of cocoa shells, the meal of the cocoa bean and known Such mixiiiics as Wcio Sold Wcic callcd {V other items. The product was not only objectionable qiiixcil {cc(l Willi occasionally eilaiiyla {cod aiiiicmiiig iii thc Homo J cocoa shells, considered poisonous to most classes of ol thoscr oi.o(liictS_ I livestock. Further investigation revealed that the dis- tribntor of this product was assembling feed bag "Let the Buyer Bewre" lf V . clcanings, discarded pie crust mix, low gerininating Them WCW no Smmlards Of identity, no uniform ? ""(l "l"lf" l"*"l"t html "lY~ gmmld kidney basis of labeling existed and little a purchaser could { beans and other products that could not be used for (lepcml ml in buying {God other than alct the buvgr >* l HW Pm'l)S" ""ll"*llY ****<**Il. job I). Turner was _ 3%; . S This happened less than 5 years ago and illustrates in charge of feed ,- ii 4, several aspects of the animal feed business. Basically, "f*gl""`?` _""'k " `l__ et, ` 1 ra- ls rrt marie in lar~t wart of l>\-nrotlncts. l`"'k" lm"` dl': eif -4 dlnnhl ( ( ( T I _ ' _ l)Z\SSZIgC of [IIC (ICI II] , A ,* The fact these byproducts are not easily identified lgofi imiil his (lcmli .i- _ to when ground and mixed means there may be attempts in 1946. Q ; i_' to substitute inferior products for good ones and in varying proportions. lt illustrates also the need for t A *\ control on the part of govermnental authorities and I A 4 Kl]N'l`U(IKY ,\<:1ncu1.TUnAL EXPERIBIENT STATION "` KQ