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Agriculture Policy During the Kennedy Administration

Speaker talking about three goals: providing enough food and fiber, enabling family farms to achieve parity, and expanding programs to utilize surplus. He pledges the cooperation of the Farmers Union with President John F. Kennedy and Secretary Orville Freeman towards agricultural policy and the agricultural plank of the Democratic platform. He talks about eliminating poverty in rural America and a domestic food usage program for the needy. He hopes Kennedy will convene a World Food Conference. He recommends creation of an agricultural economics administration.

Frank E. Denholm Papers

  • MA 074
  • Papers
  • 1934-2016

The Frank E. Denholm Papers consist mostly of materials generated during the time he served as the representative to South Dakota’s First Congressional District, from 1971 to 1975. These materials document his work for rural America, particularly his effort to reinstate the Rural Electrification Act and numerous legislation regarding agriculture, rural water, and rural development. Press releases and newspaper clippings about his activities in Congress can be found in the papers. The collection also includes scrapbooks and memorabilia about his campaigns for Congress. In addition, there are several files of correspondence, some of which was with members of Congress and other notable people such as George McGovern and Richard Kneip. The collection includes nearly 1,500 photographs and slides, most of which relate to his campaigns for Congress. There are reel-to-reel audio recordings and video recordings on 2-inch quad video tape that consist of campaign advertisements and his work in Congress. The collection also documents Denholm’s career as a sheriff, auctioneer, F.B.I. agent, and lawyer.

The papers also contain documents relating to Frank Denholm’s wife, Mildred Niehaus Denholm. Mrs. Denholm was born May 9, 1927 to Frank F. and Elizabeth C. (Schuring) Niehaus from Andover, South Dakota. She married Frank Denholm on June 12, 1950 in Webster, South Dakota. She attended Northern State Teachers College in Aberdeen, SD and taught in rural schools. Mrs. Denholm also went to the Aberdeen School of Business, the Strayer Business College in Washington, D.C., and the University of Utah where she studied music. She worked as a medical and legal secretary. Mrs. Denholm actively campaigned for her husband. She was involved in the Congressional Women’s Club while Denholm was in office. Mrs. Denholm passed away August 14, 2014. The collection includes correspondence between Frank and Mildred Denholm and her activities with the Congressional Women’s Club.

Denholm, Frank E. (Frank Edvard) 1923-2016

Hubert Humphrey and Wisconsin Farmers Union President

Statements by Senator Hubert Humphrey about Richard Nixon's lack of interest in agriculture until the election and how the American farmer is suffering under Nixon's policies. The president of the Wisconsin Farmers Union speaking against the recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture from the National Milk Producers' Federation executive committee.

Indiana Farmers Union and Iowa Farmers Union on Farm Legislation

Bill Wright states that the Indiana Farmers Union is disappointed in the reduction of price supports on soybeans. Sid Gross from Iowa talks about the corporation farming legislation that is held up in committees in the Iowa state legislature. He wants the legislation to get out of committee and be discussed. He urges people to contact their senator or representative to move the bill forward.

National Farmers Union 1967 Convention, Part 2

Continuation of National Farmers Union 1967 Convention, Part 1 (MA012-AV-0010_01). National Farmers Union president Tony Dechant at the National Farm Press Conference in Washington, D.C. He discusses the crisis in agriculture, the Agricultural Adjustment Act in regards to dairy imports, direct payments to farmers, and production control. He also give his support to the Fair Farm Budget Act which introduces to Congress by Senator Mondale of Minnesota.

National Farmers Union Weekly Radio News Report from Washington, D.C.

National Farmers Union Weekly Radio News Report from Washington, D.C., presented by Victor Ray, Director of Public Affairs for the National Farmers Union. Topics of the news report are cuts in wheat acreage for 1970, cuts to international grains prices to Japan and South America, wheat prices, farm policy, price supports, and changes to the federal reclamation law proposed by Senator George Murphy of California.

National Farmers Union Weekly Radio News Report from Washington, D.C.

National Farmers Union Weekly Radio Report from Washington, D.C. Joe O'Neal reports about the different political figures who argue in favor of farming programs. Includes several audio clips of President of the Farmer's Union Tony Dechant, Texas Congressman Graham Purcell, Secretary of Agriculture Clifford Hardin and Wisconsin Congressman Henry Reuss.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1964 Convention Political Panel

Political panel at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention featuring candidates for Governor and Congressmen. Nils Boe, Republican candidate for Governor, discusses taxation. John Lindley, Democratic candidate for Governor, discusses 25% aid to schools. Ben Reifel, Republican candidate for Congress discusses farm legislation in Congress and the future of the livestock industry. George May, Democratic candidate for Congress discusses improving farm programs to maintain farm income. Byron Brown, Democratic candidate for Congress discusses the rural community development aspect of the food and agricultural program. The candidates' introductory remarks are followed by a question and answer session.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1965 Convention

South Dakota Farmers Union annual convention speakers. Robert Chamberlain from Hecla, South Dakota, minority leader in the South Dakota House of Representatives, acting as substitute speaker for Senator George McGovern speaks about the Farm Bill, the history of agriculture in the U.S., and agricultural legislation. Alec Olson, Congressman from Minnesota and member of the Rural Development Subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee speaks about the Johnson Administration, legislation, drought, and reads a statement about the Omnibus Farm Bill from the October 8 Congressional Record. National Farmers Union President James G. Patton speaks about U.S. Vice President Hubert Humphrey, Senator McGovern, the Pick-Sloan Program, the Taft-Hartley Act, the Farm Bill, parity, family farms, Food Stamps, rural poverty, inflated value of land, the New Deal, community development, corporate farms, cooperatives, and commodity groups.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1970 Convention

Tony Dechant, President of the National Farmers Union, speaks at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention about the farm bill. The Farmers Union opposes the farm bill as it would reduce farm income. He ends by asking the South Dakota Farmers Union members to elect congressmen who will be ready to present bills in Congress which favor farmers.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1970 Convention Political Panel

Political panels at the South Dakota Farmers Union annual convention includes candidates for South Dakota Governor and the U.S. House of Representatives. Frank Denholm, Dexter Gunderson, James Abourezk, and Richard Kneip debate various issues including inflation, the judicial and law enforcement system, Fred Brady's Citizenship Training Camp for youth, criminal justice reform, and due process. They also speak on the importance of agriculture to South Dakota's economy, federal tax sharing, tax reform, farm foreclosures, and House Bill 548. Senator McGovern's Legislative Director, John Holum, who previously was the editor of the South Dakota Farmers Union publication, is acting as substitute speaker for George McGovern. He reads a letter from Senator McGovern and delivers McGovern's speech which includes remarks about the new farm bill, agricultural surpluses, farm programs of the 1960's, parity, Nixon/Agnew Administration, price supports, Secretary of Agriculture, farm economy, rural to urban migration, and pollution.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1971 Convention

Tony Dechant, President of the Farmers Union speaks about profit margins for farmers, farm production expenses, parity, the Capper-Volstead Act of 1922, cooperatives, G.T.A., Central Exchange Marketing, Farmers Union insurance, commodity future prices, and the future of agriculture. Ben Radcliffe gives the annual report of the South Dakota Farmers Union State President and speaks about the annual convention in Houston next month, membership, the youth program, upcoming Farmer/Worker Conference, organized labor, and S.D. tax reform. He states that the South Dakota Farmers Union will take the South Dakota property tax to court, asking that it be declared unconstitutional as a main source of revenue for education in South Dakota. State secretary Lee Swenson gives the financial report for the fiscal year just ended.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1973 Convention

Senator George McGovern speaking at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention about how the farming community has had problems making a profit and meeting the demands of the growing population. He discusses what steps in policy change that need to be taken in order to keep the family farm alive.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1973 Convention

Ben Radcliffe at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention talks about how the disappearances of railroads is a large issue in moving produce. He also discusses farming legislation that needs to be passed in order to save the family farm. Tony Dechant talks about farming legislation and bills that need to be passed in order to strengthen the farmers and make sure they can make the profit they need to keep going.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1974 Convention

Senator Dick Clark of Iowa talks at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention about how effective George McGovern has been in Washington D.C. on the Agricultural committee. He also talks about the value of the family farm and the importance of American agriculture both nationally and internationally.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1976 Convention

Homer Ayres, Tony Dechant, and Bill Walker speak about the California anti-trust lawsuit when ranchers won a $32 million judgment against the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company in 1927. Other topics were price fixing, 'Beef-in,' and a Federal Trade Commission (F.T.C.) investigation suggested by Farmers Union President Johnson. A different man who represents the National Farmers Union speaks about energy policy and food policy, world food shortage, embargo on sales to Russia, grain marketing, and world trade. The last speaker is a man who talks about agricultural policy, Alliance for Food, the embargo by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Earl Butz, national food reserve, Food Stamp Program, and a national food policy.

South Dakota Farmers Union Agriculture in Review

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South Dakota Farmers Union Agricultural in Review radio program. Communications director, Dick Ricci, interviews South Dakota Farmers Union President, Ben Radcliffe. They discuss farmers being blamed by politicians for inflation of farm prices, supermarket prices of food, and the influence of politics on farm prices, the Commodity Reserve Bill, and the Food for Freedom Bill.

South Dakota Farmers Union Agriculture in Review News Program

Agriculture in Review news program of current interest to South Dakota farmers and ranchers presented by the South Dakota Farmers Union. Allan Burke discusses the legislative session. Issues debated were tax reform, the Family Farm Act, uniform probate code, railroads, interest rate, and other actions considered by the legislature including the funding of an Animal Science Facility at South Dakota State University, health care cooperatives, and land use.

South Dakota Farmers Union Agriculture in Review News Program

Agriculture in Review news program of current interest to South Dakota farmers and ranchers presented by the South Dakota Farmers Union. Man talks about a Minnesota Farmers Union Ladies Legislative Fly-In to Washington, D.C. to present the farmers side of the legislative picture to members of Congress. Also discusses is Truth in Packaging and Truth in Lending legislation being lost in Congress, and South Dakotas farmers impressive credit rating with the Farmers Home Administration.

South Dakota Farmers Union in Washington, D.C. to Discuss Farm Legislation, Part 1

South Dakota Farmers Union members are in Washington, D.C. testifying at a Senate agricultural hearing on farm legislation, specifically the reinstatement of the 2% R.E.A. loan program and railroad transportation to grain elevator issues. Testimony by Bob Bubbers of Morristown, South Dakota, Russell Ganford of Clear Lake, South Dakota, can be heard. An interview of David Olson of Hayes, South Dakota, regarding his testimony, primarily concerning issues on the transportation of goods by conducted by South Dakota Farmers Union Communication Director Allan Burke. A South Dakota legislator talking to the group about farm legislation and bills in Congress and their effect on agriculture in South Dakota.

South Dakota Farmers Union Ladies Fly-in Interviews

National Farmers Union Weekly Radio program reports on the South Dakota Farmers Union report on Ladies Fly-In to Washington, D.C. Mrs. Don Tisher of Amherst, South Dakota is interviewed about her visits with congressmen and senators about problems that farmers are facing and helping them to better understand how these things work in the government.

South Dakota Farmers Union Ladies Fly-in Interviews

National Farmers Union Weekly Radio program reports on the South Dakota Farmers Union report on Ladies Fly-In to Washington, D.C. Joe O'Neill interviews Maxine Peterson and Mrs. Earl Larson, about the coalition farm bill, erosion, the school lunch milk program, interest rates, and Medicare Part B.

South Dakota Farmers Union State Headquarters Building Dedication

Glenn Talbot, Vice President of the National Farmers Union, speaking at the dedication of the new building for the state headquarters of the South Dakota Farmers Union in Huron, South Dakota. He speaks about price support legislation, the need for increases in agricultural production to support the population growth in the United States and the 1949 Farm Act.