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Farm labor news. March 1, 1945,   pp. [1]-5 PDF (1.8 MB)

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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
          3. No relief can be expected during the year from returning
             war veterans or from return of industrial workers to the
          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.
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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
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
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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