Victory Harvest

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Main contributors
United States. Department of Agriculture; United States. Office of Information. Motion Picture Service
Reports on the coordination of community volunteers for wartime farm harvesting labor through the efforts of the Victory Farm Volunteers of the U.S. Crop Corps and local agricultural agents. "The story of the farm labor shortage caused by the war, and how it was met during the crop season of 1944 through the vigorous and patriotic efforts of several million volunteers from our towns and cities. It shows the county agent in a typical agricultural county, marshalling its forces to recruit help needed to harvest the local potato crop. Similarly, workers were recruited all over the country to help with fruit, grain, cotton, sugar beets, hay, truck, and other crops. With the patriotic help of these volunteers, farmers, in spite of war handicaps were able to produce the largest crops in history" (Motion Pictures of the United States Department of Agriculture, 1945, 19). In an epilogue, Judge Marvin Jones, War Food Administrator, emphasizes that manpower shortage on farms is still a problem.
Don Carlos Ellis : story; Carl Hancock : subject supervision; George H. Ortlieb : photography; Rueben Ford : sound; Leon Brusiloff : music; Warren Sweeney : narration
IUL Moving Image Archive
IUL Moving Image Archive
Physical Description
1 film reel (22 min.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm 

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