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Farm labor news
(1945-1947)

Farm labor news. April,1946,   pp. [1]-4 PDF (1.3 MB)


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A
I-ssued Monthly -  by Extension Editors and the Parm Labor Staff -Aprils
1946
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                        This is the first           e   s
                   Letter prepared this year. We are plan-
                   ning to make it a monthly LILTTER to keep
                   you up-to-date on instructions from Wash-
                   ington, changes in situation and proce-
                   Idure, and to report some of the highlights
                   from counties.
                        Some of the issues will eontail
                   summaries of surveys and studies made in
                   various parts of the state concerning
                   different phases of the labor program.
THIS IS THE YTAR TO WORE STILL ZARDER1
          IS is another year in which wartime food production levels must
be
          7secured.  While there may be good prospects for a food supply
above
normal in the United States in 1946, officials of the United States Department
of Agriculture estimate that tho supply for the rest of the world will be
about 12 percent below prewar levels.
             The United States was cne of the few countries to escape
        drought last year. Crops were sharply reduced as a result of
        drought in Africa, the Argentine, and the Far East.
             Production was below average in Australia, India, China,
        Manchuria, and in some parts of Latin America. Russia has
        stepped up production but is still below prewar level.
             Federal officials report that 100 million people will be
        starving in Zurone this year. Several million may die of
        starvation in India. In China, thousands die by the roadside
        every day.
        All this adds up to another year in which Farm Labor will be the
criti-
cal factor in production.  Without the necessary supply of wbrkers in areas
where shortages are acute, government goals to relieve the serious food defi-
cits in foreign lands will not be realized.
        The Farm Labor Staff must in every county: be ready to assist farmers
in using every means to find workers and to find ways of reducing work.
APR 17 1946
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