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Farm labor news
(1945-1947)

Farm labor news. July, 1946,   pp. [1]-[6] PDF (1.6 MB)


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       Miost cannin, factories are using foreign labor for other crops between
 the pea fund corn harvest. Some of then have arra-nzed with farmers in their
 communities to use this labor during the slack between the pea and the corn
 pack.
       At the end of the pea pack, workers released from peas were sent to
the
 cherry orchards in Door county. The 3arb.dians and 3ahzamians, however,
were
 sent East in exchange for some 1'lexicans. More workers, directly fromn
exico
 are being loaneed for the cherry harvest. We may be asked to keep sone of
the
 lie:icans for the fall crops and release J¬Ęziaicans to other states
in their
 places.
                        Door County ,    "Thank YOURS
      The generous response by the neople of the state to the anOea1 for
cherry
 pickers was most gratifying, sai county agent G. I. Mullendore an,' Farm
Labor
 Assistant M4artin Mlathey.  County e-ents have given cooperation to the
limit
 of their Dossibilities in getting their county people to recruit cherry
pickers,
 IKathey emphasized. He wishes to than'- all who have assisted.
      Groups of pickers of 30 or more have come from as far south as Rochester
 anct as far north as Ironwood, Ilichip'en. The campj'ign, carried on in
19
 counties consisted of three advance newssiaper stories prepared by farm
Labor
 staff which were sent to the county   eonts who released them to their local
 papers.  They received liberal space in papers, county agents romort.
      Seven radio stations ha& paid contracts for snots and annoiucements
which
were also prepared by the farm labor staff.
      On July 31 the Door Count-y Farm Labor assistant was able to renort
the
following number of recruits on the job:
     Door countyr men, wornen and youth   ..3 2641
     State domestics     f               ........ 700
     Out of State Whites ............. . ........ 608(iMichigan)
     State Colored (Racine County .............. 13
     Out of state colored L    ..................... 151 (Louisiana)
     Textas Xvi> nBs ........................... 365
     Indians  .............................. 659
                                                  5137
     A total of 2257 foreign workers were in the state at the end of July
making a total of more than 7300 workers now nicking the history-making crop
of 1946 . Plant crews aznd co,,rrmpy officials are working; night ancd day
to
get the cherries nicked Eand -,rocessed while they are in prime conidition.


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