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The Standard Barrel Act For Fruits, Vegetables, and Dry Commodities is United States legislation that specified the standard barrel size and measurements for fruits and vegetables, establishing grading standards and inspections for each produce type. It penalized merchants who didn't use standardized barrels. The act was sponsored by Rep. William E. Tuttle, Jr. (D) of New Jersey.
|Long title||An Act to fix the standard barrel for fruits, vegetables, and other dry commodities.|
|Nicknames||Standard Barrel Act, 1915|
|Enacted by||the 63rd United States Congress|
|Effective||July 1, 1916|
|Public law||Pub.L. 63–307|
|Statutes at Large||38 Stat. 1186|
Associated Statute of 1915 ActEdit
United States Congressional bill relative to United States law in accordance with the Standard Barrel Act For Fruits, Vegetables, and Dry Commodities.
|Date of Enactment||Public Law Number||U.S. Statute Citation||U.S. Legislative Bill||U.S. Presidential Administration|
|August 3, 1912||P.L. 62-252||37 Stat. 250||H.R. 21480||William H. Taft|
- Text of the act
- Carey, L.C. (1939). "Containers for Fruits and Vegetables". Internet Archive. Washington, D.C.: United States Department of Agriculture.