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CHAPTER IX. SUNFLOWERSEED


Article 1. Grade and Quality

RULE S-1: Prime Sunflower Seed, Oilseed Varieties.

Article 2. Adjustments and Variations

RULE S-2: Sunflower Seed Settlements.




Article 3. Sampling

RULE S-3: Sunflower Seed Sampling.


Article 1. Grade and Quality

RULE S-1: Prime Sunflower Seed, Oilseed Varieties. 

Prime Sunflower seed of oilseed varieties shall contain not less than 40% oil, not more than 10% moisture, not more than 1.8% free fatty acid in the oil in the seed and 0% foreign matter. They shall be free of off flavor and odor as well as field or heat damage.

Article 2. Adjustments and Variations

RULE S-2: Sunflower Seed Settlements. 

Sec. 1. Representative sample of seed will be taken as received and promptly forwarded to approved laboratory for grade and analysis. Oil, ammonia and moisture will be reported on a cleaned seed basis. 

Sec. 2. Buyer shall credit seller at the rate of 0.15% of the contract price for each 0.1% oil content above 40.0% and shall deduct 0.15% of the contract price for each 0.1% oil below 40.0%. 

Sec. 3. Dockage. 
(a) Sunflower seed containing over 10% moisture but not over 12% moisture shall have weight adjusted to 10% on a 1 for 1 basis. Sunflower seed over 12% moisture shall be sample grade and shall be rejectable. 
(b) Foreign matter between 0.0% and 8.0% shall be calculated and rounded to the nearest 0.1% and shall be deducted on a 1 for 1 basis. Sunflower seed containing more than 8.0% foreign matter shall be subject to rejection or to negotiated settlement. 

Sec. 4. Free Fatty Acid in oil in seed above 1.8% and not exceeding 3.0% shall be charged for excess above 1.8% at the rate of 0.l% of the selling price for each 0.l%. Sunflower seed containing over 3.0% FFA in seed shall be sample grade and subject to rejection. 

Sec. 5. Sunflower seed having off flavor or odor, or field or heat damage, shall be sample grade and subject to rejection.

Article 3. Sampling

RULE S-3: Sunflower Seed Sampling. 

Sec. 1. Samples shall be taken in accordance with A.0.C.S. method Ai 1-80, Reapproved 1993.

Effective August 1, 2008
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