FROM THE LAND
WILLIAM B. DURYEE, M.Sc.
Secretary of Agriculture,
State of New Jersey
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To my friend
Henry W. Jeffers
days are here again. The present movement of people back
to the land is of a different type and has different
objectives from those which prevailed when a continent
was to be conquered and exploited. Today we know that
many urban industries will operate on a seasonal basis
and we know too that periods of unemployment and shorter
working days will provide more leisure and probably
lower incomes for hundreds of thousands of families. The
utilization of this leisure time to supplement incomes,
to raise the standards of living and of health, and to
attain some measure of economic security will tend more
and more to settlement on the land.
days of rapid transportation and all the attributes and
conveniences of modern country life, the hardships of
the earlier period of land development are non-existent.
Although urban industrial development has reached a
point which will not be exceeded for many years to