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The “jewish Farmer,” Agricultural Publication, Marks 50th Anniversary

The “Jewish Farmer,” organ of the Jewish Agricultural Society, marked its 50th anniversary today with a special issue devoted to the history of the Jewish farm movement in the United States.

The publication, which began in 1908 when there were some 3, 000 Jews struggling with farming on submarginal lands in the East and homesteading in the West, has served ever since as teacher and guide to immigrant farmers who had little or no agricultural experience and were working under difficulty in a new country. The “Jewish Farmer” is bi-lingual.

Meanwhile, Theodore Norman, general manager of the Jewish Agricultural Society, in his annual report said today that in 1957 the organization made 163 loans to Jewish farmers totaling $483, 812. Most of the assistance was given to poultry farmers.