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

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Issued Monthly       --by Extension Editors in Cooperation          May 1,
                           with the Farm Labor Staff-_
To AUL County Az    a   P Fam LabQr Assistantot:
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           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
     In a recent statement on labor needs, Arlie Mucks said Wisconsin neoded
50,000 workers this summer to help with growing and harvesting crops. About
of that number may be mado up with 3100 foreign workers and 10,000 prisoners
of war.
     -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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