Farm labor news
Farm labor news. May 1, 1945, pp. -5 PDF (1.8 MB)
I d g ~~~~I MAI rearm~~~~~~~~J ,r'0U E o~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ffl Issued Monthly --by Extension Editors in Cooperation May 1, 1945 with the Farm Labor Staff-_ To AUL County Az a P Fam LabQr Assistantot: T=1. A MG M no MATTER how the war goes the next few months, the overall need for farm products will certainly not decrease. Demands from Europe and Asia are likely to be strong two years after the last shot has been fired. While combat troops have not been getting "Al rations, plans are being made to return them to better meals after fighting stops in Europe. No one is willing to have supnlies of our combat troops limited. Serious food shortages have been rapidly developing, it has been said, especially in meats, fats, oils and dairy products. IN VIEW of these facts, there can be no let-up in producing on the farm front. In a recent statement on labor needs, Arlie Mucks said Wisconsin neoded about 50,000 workers this summer to help with growing and harvesting crops. About 13,000 of that number may be mado up with 3100 foreign workers and 10,000 prisoners of war. BRTU -there will still be 37,000 pairs of hands needed to make up the total requiramont. To recruit that number and to get them where they are needed, will bo the job of extension county offices in the coming months. In 1944, those record supplies were produced because some farmer's wife learned to run a tractor; some city kid did choros with a willing spirit; some merchant closed shop so that he and his employees could help their farm nei-hbors save acres of crops. We must tell them the facts over and over again. We must show them that producing the food sunply is a highly essential and patriotic service to our country and to the starving people of liberated countries.
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