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AAA

The highest bond rating by S&P and Fitch. A rating of AAA is considered to carry virtually no risk; U.S. Treasury securities, for example, always receive the AAA rating. A bond with an AA is investment-grade, meaning that banks are allowed to hold them. AA bonds are low risk and low return. The rating is equivalent of an Aaa rating by Moody's.

AAA

The highest grade assigned to a debt obligation by a rating agency. It indicates an unusually strong capacity to pay interest and repay principal. Also called triple A.
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Because shipping holidays and quality standards generally applied across the board, the distributional consequences were less severe than those associated with the proposed allocation of quotas under the marketing order proposed by the Agricultural Adjustment Administration.
Throughout the summer and fall of 1934, members of the Florida Citrus Exchange and the Florida Citrus Growers Clearing House Association corresponded with officials of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration regarding the redrafting of the marketing agreement.
Over a year of negotiations between the Agricultural Adjustment Administration and the Florida industry was necessary before a final and successful marketing order was implemented February 22,1939.
Competing views regarding quota design in the proposed cartel prevented a cohesive industry position in negotiating the marketing agreements with the Agricultural Adjustment Administration.

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