Friday, June 15, 2018

The War Hits the Asparagus Crop in Illinois

From the June 6, 2018, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois)  "Looking Back.

1943, 75 Years Ago.

"A labor shortage may mean the loss of 20 percent of the asparagus crop this year and one of the canners, The Rochelle Asparagus Company, has been seriously handicapped by the shortage.

"They hope to be able to salvage about 80 percent of the crop at Rochelle but have been forced to import 175 Jamaicans and use about 90 Mexicans."

The War Hits Home.  --GreGen

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