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BUSHEL, measure. The Winchester bushel, established by the 13 W. III. c. 5, A. D. 1701, was made the standard of grain; a cylindrical vessel, eighteen and a half inches in diameter, and eight inches deep inside, contains a bushel; the capacity is 2145.42 cubic inches. By law or usage it is established in most of the United States. The exceptions, as far as known, are Connecticut, where the bushel holds 2198 cubic inches Kentucky, 2150 2/3; Indiana, Ohio, Mississippi and Missouri, where it contains 2150.4 cubic inches. Dane's Ab. c. 211, a. 12, s. 4. See the whole subject discussed in report of the Secretary of State of the United States to the Senate, Feb. 22, 1821.

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loan rate of $5 per bushel for soybeans is high enough to prevent a significant drop in soybean acreage and probably high enough to encourage further expansion in the Plains states.
The cooperative hopes to raise $100,000 for a feasibility study and organizing effort aimed at developing a 15-million bushel plant with an annual payroll of $30,000 to $40,000.
The increased yield per bushel may not seem like much, but it adds up.
Winsness added: "The increased yield per bushel may not seem like much, but it adds up.