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boo shuhl

  • n  a United States dry measure equal to 4 pecks or 2152.42 cubic inches
  • n  a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 pecks
  • v  restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

  • He had such a bumper crop in 1948 that he cribbed his 904-bushel surplus, put it under Government seal in 1949 and got a $1,319 loan at the $1.
  • I nagged them to diversify their portfolio -- you know, buy a bushel basket of Krugerrands and bury them in the backyard, or maybe put a few million into a mutual fund.
  • Said one surprised Kansas farmer: "I've got the finest 40-bushel straw and the poorest 10-bushel wheat you ever saw.
News & Articles

  • Irrigation permit requests pour in
    With corn selling for more than $6 per bushel, a South Dakota farmer averaging 150 bushels an acre on 160 acres could see that quarter-section produce a $144,000 crop.
    June 17, 2013 - The Argus Leader
  • Milk prices forecast higher as pace of herd contraction slows
    According to the USDA's Livestock, Dairy and Poultry report, U.S. corn prices for 2012/13 were reduced slightly in October to $7.10-$8.50 per bushel, while production was lowered only slightly from September estimates. Soybean meal prices for 2012/13 were also forecast lower this month at $470-$500 per ton.
    June 17, 2013 - Dairy Herd
  • Blueberry Fest Underway in Brewton
    Blueberries by the bushel, and fun for the family, all can be found in Brewton Saturday.
    June 15, 2013 - NBC 15 Mobile
Quotes

  • Tom Harkin in Chicago Tribune
    We could see corn prices as high was $9 a bushel,said Harkin. "There's going to be a lot of fallout from this one. This is a disaster and our national government should respond."
  • Dick Vitale in AOL SPORTS: The Fanhouse (blog)
    Vitale said he thinks Donovan is a strong candidate to leave for the NBA, adding that the Memphis Grizzlies are "coming after him with a bushel of cash, trying to take him to the NBA, better than maybe 5 mil a year."

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