Farm labor news
Farm labor news. August, 1945, pp. -6 PDF (1.9 MB)
-- by Extension Editors in Co-operation Isn.ued Monthly with the Farm Labor Staff August, 1945 To all Count- Azents =d- -Farm Labor Assistants "QUT BACKS in contr'icts, <-resulting from cessation of hostilities, will undoubtedly create labor surpluses at least temnoraril;,r, I do not believe, however, that thi;- will appreciably affect the farm labor situation for this summerts harvest season." Placements Ha '-Says U.S.D.A. } A1I LABOR placements made in the United States by farm F labor assistants during the first six months of 1945, were 33 percent greater than for the sane period in 1944, according to the Agricultural Extension service semi-annual report. In filling 1,645,279 farm jobs, 250,000 farmers were benefittod. Of these 124,318 wero for year-round farm jobs and 1,520,961 were for seasonal work. States reporting the largest number of placements were: California, 37,356; Arkansas, 64,474; Toxas, 58i818; Idaho, 52,055; and Washington, 41,889. States surrounding and including Wiscorsin show a decrease rather than an increase in placements. This is d.ue at least in part to the late soa3on ir. the corn belt; the placement of seasonal help not really begirning until nbout July 1. Also# other states commonly include foreign and interstate placements in their totals. Wisconsin placerionts up to July 30, total 7,265 domestic worizers. This is in addition to the 1900 Jcuaicns and 1200 Me:icans placed in agriculture by Extension rand to 10,000 Wrx prisoners working in harvesting and processing canning crops. There were also hundreds of Texas Mexicans employed by the sugar beet industries, in hemp mills and with canning corpanies.
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