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American poster, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1944: Pitch in and help! Join the Women's Land Army of the U.S. Crop Corps

WW2 Women's Land Army recruiting poster

"During WWII years 1941-1945 the majority of able US men & boys of age went overseas to fight the war and many able women went to work in the war materials industry which left American agriculture with a major labor shortage. To help deal with this problem Congress authorized funds for an Emergency Farm Labor Service that included the "U.S. Crop Corps" & the "Women's Land Army" both designed to help get laborers onto the farms & fields to most to help American farmers bring in their crops."

British Propaganda Posters of the Second World War - Join the Women's Land Army

Gleaning: Women's Land Army Recruitment Posters In 1943 the Women’s Land Army (WLA), as part of the Emergency Farm Labor Program, provided agricultural labor to the nation’s farmers. Under the auspices of the USDA and Extension Service, the WLA recruited, hired, and placed farm and nonfarm women over the age of 18 throughout the country during WWII

Women's Land Army girls, 1942, Gosford, NSW, Australia. Thousands of young women joined the Women's Auxiliary National Service (WANS), more commonly known as the Women's Land Army on the home front during World War 2. They kept farms and food production going and helped to feed both the civilian population and service personnel.

Land Girl: A Manual for Volunteers Food and fuel production were essential to keeping the country running. The Women’s Land Army, formed in 1914 to increase food production, was reinstated in 1939.