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ERIC Number: ED002387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-May
Pages: 44
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ANNUAL FARM LABOR REPORT - 1962.
LENHART, MARGOT WAKEMAN
THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE FARM PLACEMENT SERVICE WHICH INCLUDED ORGANIZATION, STAFF, OFFICES, ASSOCIATES AND ADVISORS, AND MEETINGS WAS PRESENTED. AT THE STATE LEVEL, THERE WAS A RISE IN OVERALL CROP PRODUCTION AND A DECREASE IN TOTAL CROPLAND HARVEST. AT THE LOCAL LEVEL, URBAN ENCROACHMENT CHANGED THE NATURE OF PRODUCTION IN SOME AREAS AND INITIATED THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW CROPLANDS IN SOME PREVIOUSLY UNUSED AREAS. TABLES SHOWED COMPARISONS FOR SPECIFIC CROPS AND RECENT TRENDS FOR MAJOR CROP GROUPS. LABOR SAVING THROUGH MACHINES, DEVICES, AND METHODS FACILITATED THE PERFORMANCE OF FARM TASKS. EMPLOYMENT TRENDS OF WORKERS WERE TABULATED. THERE WAS DECLINE OF ONE PERCENT IN AVERAGE EMPLOYMENT IN CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURE BETWEEN 1961 AND 1962. TABLES ILLUSTRATED THE AVERAGE NUMBER AND TYPES OF WORKERS ON FARMS BY MONTHS, THE PEAK EMPLOYMENT AND SEASON IN WHICH IT OCCURRED FOR SELECTED CROPS, AND THE PEAK EMPLOYMENT OF MEN, WOMEN, AND YOUTHS ON FARMS. THE APPLICANT FILE SERVED AS A RECRUITMENT SOURCE FOR FARM WORKERS. BLACKBOARDS, WINDOW CARDS, GATE POSTERS, NEWSPAPERS, RADIO, AND TELEVISION WERE USED AS THE RECRUITMENT MEDIA. THE NUMBER OF MIGRANTS DECLINED FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR. ON THE INTRASTATE LEVEL, AGRICULTURAL CLEARANCE PLACEMENTS WERE 10 PERCENT LESS THAN IN 1961. ON THE INTERSTATE LEVEL, CALIFORNIA EXTENDED 124 ORDERS TO 11 STATES FOR WORKERS. CALIFORNIA CONTINUED TO PROMOTE PREPLANNED MIGRATION FOR BOTH INTERSTATE AND INTRASTATE MIGRANT GROUPS UNDER THE ANNUAL WORKER PLAN. LACK OF ADEQUATE HOUSING FOR FARM FAMILIES PREVENTED USE OF MANY AVAILABLE MIGRANT WORKERS. CALIFORNIA WAGES FOLLOWED THE LONGTERM UPWARD TREND. ON MAY 1, 1962 THE AGRICULTURAL WORKER BECAME ELIGIBLE TO FILE A DISABILITY INSURANCE CLAIM WHEN HE BECAME ILL, INJURED, OR HOSPITALIZED FROM CAUSES NOT RELATED TO HIS WORK. THE FARM PLACEMENT SERVICE CONTINUED TO ACT AS AGENT FOR THE U.S. SECRETARY OF LABOR IN CARRYING OUT CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF LAWS WHICH GOVERNED THE USE OF FOREIGN WORKERS IN CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURE.
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Employment, Sacramento.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Fresno); California (Sacramento)