U.S. At War: Harvest without Harvesters

The reapers and combines had gathered in the sheaves of grain. Now comes the peak time for harvesting other crops, work in which machines have not yet taken a man's place. And this fall there are bigger crops than ever in the U.S. but fewer human harvesters:

> In California's rich valleys beet fields were plowed under and 4,000,000 pounds of sugar were lost every day for lack of workers. Growers begged for 30,000 extra men—cityfolk, school children, convicts, soldiers—to save grapes, pears and peaches from rotting.

> Half of Arizona's cantaloupes have spoiled in the fields. Ten thousand acres of costly alfalfa...

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