507S - THE TRUCK FARMER (Second Edition)
(late 1940's?; 11m)
Shown with Movie:
507-I Accuse My Parents
Short Type: Educational
Plot: Farmers raise winter vegetables, which are then trucked to
markets up north.
Prod: Encyclopaedia Brittanica Productions
(407S-Junior Rodeo Daredevils; 602S-A Date with Your Family;
608S-A Day at the Fair; 613S-Keeping Clean and Neat)
Coll: J.F. Rosborough, Agricultural & Mechanical College of Texas
Characters (names unknown):
old-time pioneer family
Classic Line: "After plowing, a seed bed is prepared by a
modern disk harrow, breaking up the clods of earth."
Trivia: "Truck Farming" is not just about trucks or farming
(which explains a lot since there are few trucks in this short). The term
is used to describe the large-scale production and distribution of crops
by road or rail. The word "truck" originally referred to the bartering of
goods, eventually meaning the process of getting goods to a destination
and the vehicle used to haul those goods. Fascinating!
It's fairly obvious how the plight of the crop-picking migrant workers
in Florida, Texas, and California are not even hinted at in this short.
Last Updated: 3/28/1999
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