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Farm labor news
(1945-1947)

Farm labor news. August, 1945,   pp. [1]-6 PDF (1.9 MB)


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                  -- by Extension Editors in Co-operation
Isn.ued Monthly        with the Farm Labor Staff              August, 1945
To all Count- Azents =d- -Farm Labor Assistants
                         "QUT BACKS in contr'icts,
                         <-resulting from cessation of
                    hostilities, will undoubtedly create
                    labor surpluses at least temnoraril;,r,
                    I do not believe, however, that thi;-
                    will appreciably affect the farm
                    labor situation for this summerts
                    harvest season."
                       Placements Ha '-Says U.S.D.A.
           } A1I LABOR placements made in the United States by farm
           F labor assistants during the first six months of 1945, were
 33 percent greater than for the sane period in 1944, according to the
 Agricultural Extension service semi-annual report.
           In filling 1,645,279 farm jobs, 250,000 farmers were benefittod.
 Of these 124,318 wero for year-round farm jobs and 1,520,961 were for
 seasonal work.
           States reporting the largest number of placements were:
 California, 37,356; Arkansas, 64,474; Toxas, 58i818; Idaho, 52,055; and
 Washington, 41,889.
           States surrounding and including Wiscorsin show a decrease
 rather than an increase in placements.   This is d.ue at least in part to
 the late soa3on ir. the corn belt; the placement of seasonal help not
 really begirning until nbout July 1. Also# other states commonly include
 foreign and interstate placements in their totals.
           Wisconsin placerionts up to July 30, total 7,265 domestic
 worizers.  This is in addition to the 1900 Jcuaicns and 1200 Me:icans
 placed in agriculture by Extension rand to 10,000 Wrx prisoners working
 in harvesting and processing canning crops. There were also hundreds
 of Texas Mexicans employed by the sugar beet industries, in hemp mills
 and with canning corpanies.


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