Farm labor news
Farm labor news. March 1, 1945, pp. -5 PDF (1.8 MB)
U* I I I I Issued by The State Farm Labor Staff March 1, 1945 To All County Agents and Farm Labor Assistants: 1. With the exception of the weather, farm labor is probably the greatest limiting factor in farm production. 2. The 1945 goals again call for a high rate of farm production. 3. No relief can be expected during the year from returning war veterans or from return of industrial workers to the farm. 4. All indications point to further shrinkage of the farm work force, dne both to increased demands of the armed forces and to a further migration to industry. 5. Poople from towns and cities must again go into farm work force. 6. Wisconsin needs about 50,000 part-time and seasonal workers for the peak-season during 1945 harvest time. We should have 3,000 foreign workers and 4,000 prisoners of "far. ------------A REAL CHALLENGE FOR AG2IC'2JLTURLL EXTEITSIOIZ SERVICE--------------- 1Stfl fl ANTty Y- "Winr. UAV 1U If":1 T1E BIGGEST 1OWS at the moment is the labor saving ca.ravan now touring about 50 Wisconsin counties. With an average of about 1,000 and more visitors reported at each showing, Extension likely reached more thnn 20,000 farm men and women before March 15. "VRAT WILL BE THE QUICIEST WAY", is the question most frequently asked by farmers visiting the Caravan. Miany of the exhibits help provide the answer. Because tile is such an important factor now, the fast milking demonstration is very popular at every showing -- the poultry exhibit attracted constant spectators, and the small gadgets brought a deluge of questions. Barn cleaning units and buck rakes were the biggest attractions in some southern counties, the wood splitter interested a great many, a.nd tMe "self-feed.ers" interested all who have stock of any kind. Th.e other $64 question has to do with emergency crops in case feed gets scarce. "What can we do in case the alfalfa should fail us?" was asked again and agaiL at many stops. The agronomists are watching this situation very closely and have prepared a circular entitled, "Safeguard the Few Soedings", which maer be had by writing to the College of Agriculture, Madison.
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