Food information

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Title:
Food information
Physical Description:
v. : ; 27 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
United States -- Dept. of Agriculture. -- Office of Information
Publisher:
The Office
Place of Publication:
Washington
Creation Date:
May 1943
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Subjects / Keywords:
Agricultural laborers -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
World War, 1939-1945 -- Manpower -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
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serial   ( sobekcm )
federal government publication   ( marcgt )

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Statement of Responsibility:
United States Department of Agriculture, Office of Information.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
No. 1 (May 1943)-
General Note:
Title from caption.

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University of Florida
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lees than one
Crop Corps.


iiot qalirfying for these
Oorps workers.


L:, 1U. .S. Orop Corp is Needed.
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last year's
ricd. Many
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ortages of g
on facilities
r, farmers a
available p
atlyr needed


be known


simply


tical shortege of farm
have been asked to grov
oals this year call for
record. 36 percent more
experienced farm worker
ne into the Armed Jorsee
arm workers who normally
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art
to


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-time worker they can.
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were on
workers
summer
majority

activity


y are Needed. At
rop Corpi workers will
the fame at the begin:
will be the ones who
from wintertime odd Jo
y will be new workers.
untrained but willing
y.


the height of
be needed in
inning of the y
usually come b
bs or from ach
*. many of
to invest the


the
addi
ear.
aok
ool
the
ir t


season
tion to
Some o
to farm
and col
m untrai
ime and


about 3.500,
the workers
if these exti
work in the
leges. The
ned city peo
energy in a


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It is hoped
Including:
500,000

60,000


that


it will


be possible


to recruit


3,500,000 farm workers,


high school youth (250,000 for farm work during the
entire summer vacation period).
women for the Women's Land Army (50,000 for seasonal
farm work of a month or more and 10,000 for year-round
work).


500,000
50,000


remainder


In addition


women
Mexic
from
r will
farme
work
to the
women


for part-time work.


an, about
Jamaica.
be city
re with t
rs, seaso
se farm w
, youth.


51000 from the Bahames,


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nen wno can
heir crop,
aal skilled,.
workers, many
. will b


devote some
year-round
and semi-s
, many work
e required


about


time
skille
killed
ers. .
for wo


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10,000

o helping
. men farm
farm workers.
. men,
k in food


processing plants.


It has been estimated that about
requirements for labor will have
areas within the local area.


90 percent of the farmers' extra
to be provided from urban and rural


Who Are Eligible.


. Men and.


women,


boys and girls.


Lawyers,


school


teachers, Bo
merchants, h
voting his o
devote week
time to help
processing t


y S
igh
r h
end
ing
he


coutu, Girl S
school and c
er full time
., one or two
the farmer.
harvested cro


court
olle
to o
day


Ss.
ps.


s, alesmen,
ge youth..
their war woz
s a week, a
. anyone whoc


Vk


housewives, c
. anyone who
:. anyone
actionn perlo
can aid local


. anyone who


arpenters,
is not de-
e who can
d, or full-
canners in


serious about


working hard


to help win


war


on the home


front.


Boys and girls of the Victory Farm Volunteers must be 14 years of age
or older, although the greatest demand will be for boys who are at
least 16 years old and girls who are at least 18 years old.


Enrollees in the
have a physician
work. They must
than one month.


Women's Land Army must be at least 18 years of age and
certify as to their physical capacity for hard farm
be willing to work on a farm continuously for not lees







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Other qualified
shorter periods
emergency jobs


L women are eligible as U. S. Crop Corpsworkers for
to help during the harvest or for other part-time
on the farm or in a food processing plant.


Will They Be
of the U. S.
their duties
year-round w
tural college
more for sea


Trained.


Crop
on th
rk wi
or s
onal


. .Year-round


Corps will
e farm. Wo
ll receive
similar inst
work will r


be given
men join
from 3 t
itution.
receive l1


workers


seasonal


some training to
ng the Women's L
6 weeks' traini
Women enrolling
s training but


farm workers


it them
d Army
at an
or 1 mo
11 be g


for
for
agri
nth
iven


ciii-


some


instruction


to prepare


them for


their work and life


on a farm.


Youth j
ration
teacher
farms o
expect.
to work


joining
in sch
, the
ver we
They
on th


the Vi
ool. T
county
ekends,
will a
e farm.


ctory
!alks b
agent,
will
lso be


Farm
y le
and
give
giv


Volunteers wil
ading farmers,
others, as wel
these recruits
en physical con


be given
e "vocati
as exper
ome advi
tioning


special prepa-
nal agriculture
ence work on
e on what to
before starting


Before being placed, year-round workers drawn from less-productive
farming areas are being given a week or more of intensive training,
particularly in farm machinery operation and dairying. Training is
now being carried on at agricultural institutions in 25 States.


Cooperating organizations
Councils, Boy Scouts, the
Women's Voluntary Service
courses for group leaders


, such as the Volunteer Offices of Defense
Campfire Girls, the Y. M.,C. A.. the American
, and others have developed leader training
of prospective Crop Corps recruits.


U.S


training,
However,
willing,
picking I
hoeing..
barns, st
and watez
keeping z
many othe
and girl.
field by
children.


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skil
there
Crop
)errie
i *
able
ing s
record
r job
i can
handle
.


washing and


p Corps


Workers


Can Do


li, aptitude, stren
are many jobs on
Corps workers might
s and fruits. .
cleaning, grading,
, and poultry house
stock. cooling
e. .. driving t
s. In addition to


also
ing
.0O0


for
kin


ironing.


leas
her
g me


he e
ch f
* .


. sewing.


gth, and
the farm
t soon le
. digging
and pack


This wi


age of
that ev
arn to
potato
ing veg
i ,


es. ga
g and handle
ruoks. .
working on
experienced f
arm home dut
. .canning,


. and


tner
ng m
spr
many
arm
ies
dryi


the
en
do.
es.


11 depend upon the
individual workers.


inexpe:
For :
.


tables
ing egg
ilk. .
saying.
of the
woman f
as taki:
ng, and


rienced, but
instance,
weeding and
. cleaning
. feeding
. painting..
. and many,
jobs, women
work in the
care of


preserving.


s


e
r
E


the like.


Wages. U. S. Crop Corps workers
length of time employed and the type
paid by the farmer or food processor


will be paid according to the
of work done. These wages will
for whom the work is performed.


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Instrilsr.


it i
sheaf
tooth
color
fying
local
coast


. The insignia for the


Crop Corps is a


b


nside edge toothed like a oeg wheel. Inside of the C 1
of wheat. The sheaf of wheat byabolises food produoti
ed edge of the C mymboliues food processing. When repr
, the C is flag blue and the sheaf of wheat, flag red.
: pins or buttons will be provided nationally, but, if d
cooperating organisationi or groups may undertake to f
of providing auch pins or buttons.


Special insignia for the V
a triangular shield with t
Corps. The basic colors a
for seasonal or part-time
letters and sheaf of wheat


omen's L
he letter
re red,
worker
red and


and
rs
vhi
the
th


SArmy of
"V L A
te, and
backgro
e Crop C


the
and
blue
und
orpsa


U. S. Orop
bhe emblem
In the f
* white, t
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of
or.
he
3.


pps is .
the Org
used
triangle,


insignia to be worn by full-tiue workers is reversed in color. ..
background is red with the letters and sheaf white, the Crop .00orp
remaining blue. '

insignia is intended to be worn on the hat of the uniform ensUemble.
oial insignia for the Victory Farm Volunteers of the U. S. Crop Corp.
a red C of the same design as the overall U. S. Crop Corps insignia.
is filled with a blue circle in which the letters "V F V" are in
te.


Design of the overall U.
Farm Volunteers insignias


S. Crop Corps,
are attached.


Women' s Land Army,


Victory


Certificate
for a Cert
the farm o
be provide
reproducti


Local Campaigns
all over the Nat
Agriculture and 1
with the U.S.E.S
with oivic organ


Service. .. U.
ate of Service at t
a food processing
r migratory farm wo
f the certificate i


I


1.


a Needed.
on by the
he State
, the O.C
nations a


1k
ian
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a'


S.
he
pla
rke
s a


Crop Corps
time they
nt. A spe
re, either
attached.


. The U.
tension Se
d-grent co
, and othe
groups who


workers will be eligible
are placed for work on.
cial pocket-sime cart will
domestic or foreign. A


S. Crop Corps will
rice of the U. S.
alleges, working in
r Federal and State
wish to cooperate.


be organized
Department of
cooperation
agencies and


The State tie-in should be with the
with the State agricultural college.
the county agricultural agent.


Local recruiting drives for U.
by local farm requirements and
season to season. Committees o
local interests will be appoint


State Director of Extension, located
The local tie-in should be with


S. Crop Corpe members will be determined
will vary from area to area and from
if volunteer citisene representing variowi
ed to coordinate local drives with the





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Ptsoa antserested in Joining
1oaui 1l for help whih will
or by personal canvas..


the U. S. Crop Corps
come over the radio,


should await the
in the newspaper,


hom to Consult. Ae stated previously, the recruitment drive via
be opezsnt upon local farm labor needs and will be started when,
where, and if such a drive is necessary. Therefore, await the local
call. However, where and when recruitment and placement programs are
in full swing, the following instructions would apply in the main for
obtaining additional information:


If you are a high school student and want to join
olunteeru of the U. S. Crop Corps, see your high
The Victory Fam Volunteers is a part of the High


:i1


the Victory Farm
School principal.
SSchool Victory Corps.


If you are a city boy or girl out of school and want to join the Victory
Farm Volunteers, see your nearest high school principal, the county
superintendent of school, or arrangements might be made through a local
youth organisation, such as the Boy Scouts or the Y.M.C.A.


If you. are a oity man and can Join the U. S. Crop Corps for work on the
farm or in a food-processing plant during vacation or other periods, see
your nearest U. S. EDployment Service office or your county agricnltural
agent (or your local Defense Council may be able to help).


If you
time wo
work of
office
aqy be
through
or the


are a city
rk or the
a month o
or your co
able to he:
women's o
county 0.C


woman
Women'
r more
unty a

rgani.
.D. of


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a
f


and want to Join t
SLand Army branch
see your nearest 1
cultural agent (
n some areas, enli
tions, such as the
'ice.


heU. S
for ful
U. S.
or your
stment
A.Y.V.


. C
1-t
fpl
lo
can
S. I


Corps for part-
or seasonal
ent Service
Defense Council
arranged
the Y.W.C.A.,


If you are a farmer and need
see your county agricultural


U. S.
agent


Crop Corps workers


on your farm,


If you are a canning plant operator and need emergency help go
nearest U. S. haployment Service office.


to your


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