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Farm labor news
(1945-1947)

Farm labor news. August, 1946,   pp. [1]-5 PDF (1.5 MB)


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       THERE will still be need for foreign workers after the corn has
       been harvested. Erven Long of the farm labor office points out
 that there are still such major crops as vegetables, apples, sugar beets
 and cranberries to be harvested.
        More than 200 Mexican Nationals are now harvesting potatoes
 in Vilas, Oneida, and Langlade counties. These workers arrived from
 Nebraska potato fields and will be needed most of the month. A good
 crop is reported by most growers.
        Severe frost damage in the northern half of the state, released
foreign workers in that area for work in the corn fields of the southern
counties. Foreign workers employed in pickles and corn in Oconto,
Milltown (Polk) and othors from Ladysmith and Shiocton, were moved south
where thoy were needed for corn picking.
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       MARVIN A. SCHAARS, who resigned from Solective Service, wishes
to express his sincere appreciation of the fine cooperation he has had
from the county agents and farm labor assistants these past four years
during which he has been dealing with agricultural deferment problems.
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       ZRVZN LONG, assistant in the state farm labor office, is leaving
the University of Wisconsin September 14, to do graduate study in
agricultural economics at the University of Chicago where he has been
granted a Parm Foundation fellowship.
       While on the farm labor staff, Long has been in charge of sur-
veys and reports, in which capacity he has done soveral resoarch studies
of real importance to the farm labor program. He has also assisted in
the foreign labor program.
       The entire staff regrets very much to see him go, for his services
have been extremely valuable during the past three years. Howover, wo
congratulate him on his receiving this excellent fellowship and wish him
well in his studies at Chicago.


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