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Russian Jews Take to Agriculture

January 8, 1923
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An appreciable “back to the Land” movement is to be noticed among Jews in the small towns in the provinces of Odessa, Kiev and Podolia, M. Soloveitchick, a former agricultural expert of the “ICA” told your correspondent.

This movement is handicapped, however, because no credits are available, and the Jews are prevented from forming cooperatives. While the Soviets are willing to grant land, no agricultural Committee appears to be ready or able to furnish credits for machinery and live stock.

It is estimated that the results of the Autumn sowing already finished, plus the results of the Spring sowing if completed, would make all Jewish colonies in the Ukraine independent for years to come.

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