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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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      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.


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