County issues concerning schools, road improvements, and prohibition became secondary concerns for Loudoun citizens and local government with America's entry into the war. On the home front, Loudoun adults and school children organized war related fund raising drives. Thousands of dollars in Liberty Bonds were purchased by county residents. However, it was Loudoun's agricultural economy, and man power that contributed the most to the war effort during World War I and World War II. Agricultural prices, mechanization, and crop production increased during both World Wars, despite the manpower shortages brought on by the draft. Manpower shortages were supplemented with female labor throughout the country and Loudoun County.