The Story of How Women Working on Farms Helped Win World War II
Date: Tue, 12/04/2018 Broadcast: 01
Remark: The attack on Pearl Harbor 77 years ago plunged the country into a major effort to ramp up all types of production. As farmers were being drafted into the military, millions of women from all walks of life volunteered to work on farms to boost production of the most critical war material of all--food. On this edition of AGRICULTURE USA Gary Crawford talks with an expert about what was known as the Women's Land Army.
PARTICIPANTS: Gary Crawford. Anne Effland, history expert with USDA's Office of Chief Economist. Former President Franklin Roosevelt.