Jones, George W 1985-11-20

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George W. Jones discusses the cooperative marketing of grain sorghum and the Producers’ Grain Corporation.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: George W. Jones

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: November 20, 1985

Location: Amarillo, TX

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Producers’ Grain Corporation (1948), Operation as marketing cooperative, Territory, Jones’ full-time involvement, Operation as a marketing cooperative (again), Marketing of grain (1940s), Shipping rates marketing force, Communications, Sales agreements, Growth of PGC, Factors of growth, Increase in storage space, Grain Sorghum, Marketing, Japanese, Grain Sorghum Producers’ Association (GSPA), Expansion of elevators, Funding, Growth of PGC territory, Marketing, Plains Cotton Oil Gin, Financing of PGC producers, Cooperative patronage, Source of operating capital, Public relations, Changes in marketing practices since 1944, Local skill and expertise.

Tape 1, Side 2: Future prices, Regional cooperatives, Factors in regional cooperative growth, Shipping (again), Supply of rail cars, Trucking as alternative to rail cars, Export versus domestic shipping, Feedlot industry, Effect on PGC, Production levels, Sorghum, Aftermath of PGC, Lack of regional cooperative, Small cooperatives benefit, Texas Cooperative Marketing Association, Pooling systems, Advent of computer electronics, Significant changes in grain industry since 1945, PGC’s major contributions to the grain industry.

Range Dates: 1948-1985

Bulk Dates: 1948-1985

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