Tenant Farmer ready for processing

Tenant farmer of Japanese ancestry who has just completed settlement of their affairs and everything is packed ready for evacuation on the following morning to an assembly center

Photo by Dorthea Lange

Among the most affected sector affected by financial loss was the agricultural community. Thousands of small, family-owned and operated farms were either confiscated or had to be abandoned. The California Farm Bureau estimated that Japanese farmers were responsible for 40% of all vegetables grown in California.