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close this bookBetter Farming Series 07 - Crop Farming (FAO - INADES, 1976, 29 p.)
close this folderHarvesting
close this folderHow to get a better price for the harvest
View the documentGrade your crops.
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View the documentFarmers get together to sell.

Farmers get together to sell.

A farmer by himself often sells his harvest badly.

When he is alone he cannot go and sell his crops where the price is high.

A dishonest dealer can easily trick the seller on the weight of his harvest by means of false scales, by weighing very quickly. The farmer can't check him.

· on the quality. The dealer often says the quality of the harvest is bad and buys at a lower price.
· on prices. The farmer needs money. The dealer knows this and buys at low prices.
· on the reckoning. Some dealers make mistakes in the reckoning on purpose.

Farmers who get together can defend themselves against dishonest dealers.

Unity is strength.