Farm labor news
Farm labor news. June, 1945, pp. -6 PDF (2.1 MB)
a a a I 0N A IssueA Monthly --by Extension Editors in Cooperation June, 1945 with the Farm Labor Staff_ la& oA L~nqAD ~Labmr kAngna~An± 2 .E DSX gA NOT A&ITEE J'W I LANAO SI.TUATION Just about one month ago victory in Germany was announced, but YE DAY brought very little change to the farm labor picture either in the state or the nation. If anything it is more critical than in the past tio years. This year an unusually late season is reflected in small placements to date, In 1945 total placements are slightly over 3,500 as compared with 5,300 in.1944* May placements in 1945 are about 900 as against 1,350 the year before. Of the 3,500 farm hands placed this year, about 1,000 are for seasonal work, An unpredictable season has mado.planning datas for the arrival of foroign workers ver- difficult, but thus far this year all foreign workers 4aves boon arriving at the timo they wore nocdled Localizod industrial cutbacks have roleased some of the labor pressure for fool processing in small areas. This has not in the least, howovor* alleviated gonerml shortngo of farm workors. By Jully 1, it is estimated that there will be about 1950 Jnmaiorns acd 1200 Mexicar Nationals engaged in farm work in the state. There will Viso be a tot-l of 10,000 War Prisoners in Wisconsin ngriculturoe. Of these, 1,054 are for agricultural work only. Some of the remainder will spend a part ox' tnir time in agriculture, and a part in food processing. as~ PD1A zzry Arrangements have again boon made by which Labor Assistants may use tbo radio facilities of their local stations when an emergency call for labor must be sent out. The Wx PrrrlMa WnnagQX of the station will substitute the message for the rugular Government message scheduled for thit day. This sorvice has been helpful in the past not only to recruit emorgency workers, but to inform then of bus routes and pick-up stops to taike workers to jobs.
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