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ERIC Number: ED012670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 6
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THE CONDITION OF FARM WORKERS AND SMALL FARMERS IN 1966. REPORT TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF NATIONAL SHARECROPPERS FUND.
BENNETT, FAY
THERE ARE SEVERAL FACETS TO THE PROBLEMS FACING FARM WORKERS AND SMALL FARMERS. THE AVERAGE RATE OF FARM RESIDENT DECLINE SINCE 1960 IS ABOUT 4 PERCENT FOR WHITE AND 10 PERCENT FOR NEGRO FARM PEOPLE, ALTHOUGH FROM 1959 TO 1964, EIGHT SOUTHERN STATES HAD A NEGRO FARMER DECLINE RATE OF 32.4 PERCENT. THESE PEOPLE LEAVE TO ESCAPE THE POVERTY WHICH IS DISPROPORTIONATELY CONCENTRATED IN THE SOUTH. THERE WAS A DECLINE IN THE EMPLOYMENT OF FOREIGN WORKERS, BUT SUBSTANDARD DOMESTIC WORKERS' HOUSING STILL EXISTS. TO AUGMENT THE EXTREMELY LOW FAMILY INCOME OF FARM WORKERS, AN ESTIMATED 375,000 CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 10 AND 13 WORK IN THE FIELDS. UNIONIZATION OF FARM WORKERS IS SEEN AS THE MOST HELPFUL TREND OF THE YEAR. VARIOUS FEDERAL PROGRAMS SUCH AS MANPOWER TRAINING PROGRAMS COMBINED WITH CROP DIVERSIFICATION AND LOAN ASSISTANCE, AND MARKETING COOPERATIVES, ARE CITED AS SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMS TO HELP THE SMALL FARMER AND HALT THE EXODUS FROM THE LAND. (SF)
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Authoring Institution: National Sharecroppers Fund, New York, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)