Farm labor news
Farm labor news. August, 1946, pp. -5 PDF (1.5 MB)
a E a 5 More than 90 bean pickers were recruited during July in Barron county accord- ing to Mollie Coe, farm labor assistant. Buffalo county reports they are still short about 160 year-round farm workers. The number has been accumulating since the beginning of the year. Herb Smith, farm labor assistant in Crawford county reports that high school boys of his county again turned in to do their share in helping with haying and harvesting when no adult help was available. More than 500 workers were given job training in Door county cherry orchards according to Martin Mathey, farm labor assistant. Bean picking went along at a good clip in Juneau county during July, reports Alfred Lawrence. More than 180 youth were employed. Fine cooperation with the United States Employment office and representatives of the Wisconsin Industrial Commission has been of great help in meeting the labor shortage in Langlade county, reports Herbert Hoeft, farm labor assistant. Thirty-two out of 48 World War It veterans were placed on farm jobs for field work for the canning companies. They were referred to the farm labor office by the other agencies. But more than that, after the word got around, about an equal number sought their own jobs on farms. W. J. Rogan, Marathon county, reports that 36 cherry pickers helped with the cherry cro-w. in Door county. TAirty of these were picked up by a Door county grower and transported to the orchards. During July, 376 Milwaukee youth were placed on farm jobs, reports Joseph F. Shaughnessy, farm labor assistant of the Milwaukee office. Also, 74 men were placed on year-round farm jobs during the same month. Weeding and hoeing vegetables kept 84 boys and girls busy in Outagamie county. They were placed by oxtension workers. Soveral. married men in Ozaukee county have registered for farm jobs, according to Ray Nodden, farm labor assistant. He was unable to place them because farms did not provide suitable housing. Sixty-six youth were placed picking beans and weeding. Farmers were asking for seasonal labor to assist with harvesting and threshing in Pierce county during August, reports R. R. Mortimer. That type of labor was short, but the shortage was largely overcome by exchange of help, good weather condi- tions, and the combines which kept rolling along quite rapidly. Twenty-sevon men and 11 families were placed on year-roune farm jobs in Sheboygan county by Wilbur Hoelz during July.
This material may be protected by copyright law (e.g., Title 17, US Code).| For information on re-use, see http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/Copyright