Farm labor news
Farm labor news. June, 1946, pp. - PDF (2.4 MB)
Bayfield Canners and Growers Make Plans for Bean Harvest Getting pickers for the bean harvest is an annual problem in every county producing beans for canning. This year canners and growers in 3ayfield decided to work out an'efficient program. for the 1946 crop. At a meeting hield early this spring, an attempt was made by the two groups to pool their efforts in a more effective manner, the county agent reports, Among the proposals mutually agreed upon were matters of recruitment, transportation, assignment of nickers, hours of work, and minimu= ruantities to be picked by both adults and children. It was agreed that local help was to be given preference of employment. No outside help is to be called until no more local help can be recruited. Growers not complying with established regulations will not have their beans accepted at the canneries. All Equipment Arrived in W1isconsin For the past several'-ears, sleeping and eating equipment for foreign labor carms was leased from the army. This year Extension was authorized to +urchase surnlies for farmers Pnr'. growers in the fruit and vegetable growin- areas who ordered foreign workers. More than 20,000 pieces have been purchased which include 3,000 beds, 9,250 blankets, 4,000 dining room and kitchen units. All equipment ordered has arrived in Wisconsin and will be delivered before July 1, except about 1,000 aillows being shipped from Ogden, Utah, which are still on the way. There will be some shortw'ges, due to cuts made in amounts allowed for -ourchase. Attem-ots have been made, without much success, to maie further T1iirchases through the FTar Assets Administr-.tion. Some orders received recently have been filled from materials not required by growers wcao cancelled foreign help ordered. Counties still short should call J. A. James, of the Colloge of Agritculture, -for infonniation-concarning these surolus articles. It is hoped that it will not be necessary to move much of this equipment in the fnall and that persons now having it will clean and store it readly for use next tear. To date the government has not authorized Extension to sell this miaterial. A service charge will soon be collected for the use of eauipment this year.
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