Massachusetts Archives


Agricultural market reports [Bureau of Markets]

Part of: Bureau of Markets

Agricultural market reports, 1919-1979.

214 volumes
Call no.: EN2.03/1946

Scope and Content: The Division of Markets was established within the Dept. of Agriculture to ascertain agricultural products in demand, encourage their growth in Massachusetts, and inform outside purchasers or distributors as to the condition and demand of Massachusetts markets.   The division (and from 1981 the Bureau of Markets) has created a newsletter service replacing one by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture to meet the need for information about supply and demand in Boston, Springfield, and Worcester. –It was developed in cooperation with growers’ associations, farm bureaus, and cooperative extensions and has been distributed by mail, in newspapers, and over radio stations throughout the Commonwealth.  Information for item entries includes agricultural commodity, unit of sale, and range of wholesale or retail price.  Other newsletter information has included level of demand, weather or other crop-related alerts, and meeting notices.   Subseries (1) is issued daily; subseries (2) weekly, with a few additional annual reports for Boston by commodity listing weekly figures by store, with spine title: Retail prices by stores.
Arrangement: In two subseries: (1) Produce market report (2) Retail price report; interfiled and arranged by year, thereunder by alphabetically by municipality, and then by date
Notes: Title varies: Farmers’ produce market report. Series scheduled as: Retail price reports. Boston reports through 1970 only
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