Production Goals and Manpower Requirements
Concern of Farmers Over Short Labor Supply
The government's call upon American farmers to bring in during 1951 the largest quantities of food and fiber ever produced in the United States in a single year has raised the question whether at the end of the growing season enough farm workers will be available to harvest expanded crops. As sons are taken into the armed services and hired farm hands are attracted in increasing numbers to better paying jobs in the cities, farm operators are showing reluctance to assume the costs of putting additional land under cultivation without assurance of adequate labor supplies.
The anxiety of individual farmers over the present short supply of year-around farm workers and over prospects of a far ...