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Jewish National Fund Purchased 22,869 Dunams of Land in Year

August 4, 1941
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The Jewish National Fund has, since October 1, the beginning of the present fiscal year, taken title to 22,869 dunams of land, it was announced here today.

Of this land 9,000 dunams are in Judea, 5,500 in Emek Jezreel, 2,000 in the Sharon and nearly 500 in Upper Galilee. During the present year the area cultivated by the J.N.F. has increased by 50,000 dunams.

The main expansion has been in the cultivation of grain, where an additional 36,000 dunams have been placed under cultivation. There has also been increased production of vegetables, including potatoes, and of bananas and other fruits. The Fund’s vegetable lands which produced 12,000 tons in 1939 and 20,000 tons in 1940, will yield 27,000 tons this year. The year’s production of vegetables represents 27 percent of the total Jewish vegetable production.

Potatoes have jumped from 6,200 tons in 1940 to 10,000 tons in 1941, comprising 82 percent of the total potato crop cultivated on Jewish land.

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