Farm labor news
Farm labor news. July, 1946, pp. - PDF (1.6 MB)
BROWS: The labor Problem is easing up in this county because high school boys are willing to work on farms this summer. Pifty-three men, women and youths were placed on farms and gardens during the month of June. Efforts are still being made to secure help for field work and cherry picking, reports R. J. Looze, Farm Labor Assistant. The majority of cherry pickers will be mothers and boys and girls between 12 and 16 years of age. They are being transported to the orchards daily. Twenty-six Jamaicans, housed at Pirn Dell farms near Oneida were used by the Larson Company at Fort Atkinson -nd are now working for the Seymour Canning Co. COLUIMBIA: Columbia county is again cooperating with canning companies and vegetable growers to help sup' ly the labor needed. About 200 people from the vicinity of Portage have been recruited for canning factories. Five buses in addition to cars leave Portage daily carrying workers to the canning factories. Reports from Columbia count- state that they are keeping most of their foreign workers over between the pea and corn pack for reg:ular work in the canning factories. DODGE: About 30 high school boys from Milwaukee were placed on Dod;e county farms again this yeaz'. This program is in its third year and farmers in the coimty like the kind of help they are getting from these boys. Single enrl young married men are still hard to get. GR-7W LAU: The farm labor situation is --enerally better. All but a few farmers were able to care for their crops during the rus,'h season. Only two canning corroraies had foreign labor. The others were able to secure local help. DQO: The cherry harvest is now in full swing. County agents in 19 counties have been contacted in an effort to recruit enough pickers from the near-by counties. Herbert Schwartz, farrm labor assistant, who has been touring the bastern part of the state and. upper Michi-an reports excellent cooperation from Pall the counties and extension agents. Door county expects to have sabout 6,000 pickers for the entire cherry industry. Of these about 2500 will be foreign workers, 1650 domestic workers recruited from other counties and about 2,000 pickers from Door county. Camps have been inspected for both foreign and domestic workers. 'Many improvements have been inaugurated in the housing set up all over the county. These preparations made by growers will do much to make 1946 more comfortable and will reduce the number of complaints of former years. The rate at which pickers are arriving at present would seem to indicate that the cherry harvest will be well taken care of.
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