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South Dakota Farmers Union Ladies Camp

Film footage of the South Dakota Farmers Union activities during 1948. The scenes included are from a workshop in Mitchell, South Dakota; District Two Camp in Forestburg; District One Camp; Hutchinson County Picnic; and Youth Roundup in Aberdeen. The footage also includes youth members talking at a radio station, walking, and playing volleyball, The film has scenes from parades in Aberdeen and Watertown featuring members from around the state and promoting CO-OPs.

The film footage is in black and white, in color, and is silent with text segment titles.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1949 Pilgrimage to Washington, D.C.

Farmers Union members travel to Washington, D.C. where they toured the National Farmers Union headquarters, the U.S. Capitol, and other sites. Midway through the recording there is footage of members boarding busses. One bus has a banner on its side that reads: Farmers Educational & Co-Operative Union of America South Dakota Division. The film includes scenes from cities on the way to Washington, D.C. Included is footage of military aircraft fly-over and a U. S. Navy blimp. Color film. No sound.

Farmers Union Junior Camps

The film was created to promote the youth education program of the Farmers Union of North Dakota, Montana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and South Dakota. It consists of footage from camps at each states' Farmers Union Junior Camps where children age 6-21 learn more about the Farmers Union and have fun. Activities depicted in the film include boating, swimming, games, crafts, manual labor, creating a camp newsletter, and listening to lectures about farming and the Farmers Union. South Dakota campers stay in the Black Hills and visit Mt. Rushmore. The film is narrated by Fred Simonton, director of television for North Dakota Farmers Union. Color film. Sound.

South Dakota Farmers Union Educational Department Film

South Dakota Farmers Union Educational Department film clips of the Huron Ladies Camp, the leaders' incentive trip to St. Paul, Minnesota, the South St. Paul stockyards, and market day in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for member of 4-H, Future Farmers of America, and Farmers Union Juniors. Footage includes clips of camp activities, travel stops, and stock yard footage. Color film. No sound.

South Dakota Farmers Union Junior Camp

Footage of activities at the South Dakota Farmers Union Junior Camps at various locations, including Swan Lake, Lake Kampeska,and Lake Poinsett. Also included is footage of the National Farmers Union All State Camp in Red Rocks Park, Colorado. Color film. No sound.

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.

South Dakota Farmers Union State Headquarters Building Dedication

Gladys Talbott Edwards, representing the Department of Education in 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. She speaks about the Junior Farmers Union program. Emil Syftestad, manager of Farmers Union Central exchange, speaks about the pioneers of the Farmers Union in South Dakota.

South Dakota Farmers Union Picnics

South Dakota Farmers Union picnics. Features children participating in outdoor activities such as playing softball, volleyball, horseshoes, swimming, horseback riding, leading cattle, foot racing, square dancing, and picnicking. Other footage includes flag-raising ceremonies, Mount Rushmore, various Co-op products, and Phillips 66 trucks and equipment. The film is in color and silent.

Grain terminal Association General Manager M.W. Thatcher Speech, Part 3

Continuation of Grain Terminal Association General Manager M.W. Thatcher Speech, Part 2 (MA012-AV-0166_01). Grain Terminal Association general manager, M.W. Thatcher, speaking about the depression and the economy and how the farm organizations of the National Grange, the Farm Bureau, and the Farmers Union agreed that a New Deal was needed for agriculture. He speaks about the Farm Credit Administration, support prices, legislated economy for farmers and parity pricing. Thatcher also reads a portion of the statement of policy for the South Dakota Farmers Union, and discusses the economy and socialism.

Grain Terminal Association General Manager M.W. Thatcher Speech, Part 1

Grain Terminal Association general manager, M.W. Thatcher, speaking about the depression and the economy and how the farm organizations of the National Grange, the Farm Bureau, and the Farmers Union agreed that a New Deal was needed for agriculture. He speaks about the Farm Credit Administration, support prices, legislated economy for farmers and parity pricing. Recording continued on Grain Terminal Association General Manager M.W. Thatcher Speech, Part 2 (MA012-AV-0168_01).

Grain terminal Association General Manager M.W. Thatcher Speech, Part 2

Continuation of Grain Terminal Association General Manager M.W. Thatcher Speech, Part 1 (MA012-AV-0167_01). Grain Terminal Association general manager, M.W. Thatcher, speaking about the depression and the economy and how the farm organizations of the National Grange, the Farm Bureau, and the Farmers Union agreed that a New Deal was needed for agriculture. He speaks about the Farm Credit Administration, support prices, legislated economy for farmers and parity pricing. Recording continued on Grain Terminal Association General Manager M.W. Thatcher Speech, Part 3 (MA012-AV-0166_01).

South Dakota United Nations Association Convention

South Dakota United Nations Association convention speakers. Speaker talks about United Nations Day and several issues facing the U.N. including the crisis in the Formosa Strait, the U.N. Police Force and Peace Force, disarmament, control of outer space, Antarctica, radiation, economics, and human rights. Speech is followed by a question and answer session. Keith Allenwood, Program Director for Farmers in World Affairs, speaks about the program. South Dakota State College president John Headley speaks about the college and the Agricultural Experiment Station.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1955 Convention

Speakers at the 1955 annual South Dakota Farmers Union convention. President Paul Opsahl introduces M. W. Thatcher, General Manager of the Farmers Union Grain Terminal Association (G.T.A.) and President of the National Federation of Grain Cooperatives speaks about farm parity, flexible price theory, support prices for commodities, and agricultural legislation.

South Dakota United Nations Association Convention

Mrs. George Headley, president of the South Dakota United Nations Association, explains that the purpose of the organization. She also announces that Henry Cabot Lodge, the U.S. delegate to the U.N. General Assembly will be the featured speaker at the state convention in October 1955. York Langton, regional president of the American Association for the .United Nations, speaks about the investment for peace through the United Nations.

Twenty-one Days in Europe

Thirty-eight National Farmers Union members representing seven states paid their own way to participate in a tour of Europe in October 1955. They visited farms, dairy's, cooperatives, cheese and sugar factories, and grain elevators. Locations visited were the Azores, Italy, Switzerland, France, and England. Narrated by John Eklund. Color film. Sound.

South Dakota United Nations Association 1955 Convention Panel Discussion

South Dakota United Nations Association panel speakers Dr. Frank P. Graham, United Nations representative to India and Pakistan, Reverend Ernshaw, and Dr. Kerr, president of Huron College. Discussed the contributions of the U.N. to maintain world peace through campaigns against hunger, illiteracy, poverty, disease, colonialism, and war.

Interview with Director of the Food and Agriculture Office at the United Nations

South Dakota United Nations Association speaker Charles Whites, Director of the Food and Agriculture Office at the United Nations in New York. Whites speaks about the need to strengthen the political side of the U.N. He also speaks about the veto powers of the five big countries and the voting strength of the smaller nations. He also speaks about the concept of 'one world government' and the need of nations to learn to work together.

South Dakota United Nations Association Convention

South Dakota United Nations Association panel speaker Dr. Frank P. Graham, United Nations representative to India and Pakistan, talks about how the United Nations strengthens peace in the world, the F.A.O., racial discrimination, and the atomic age. Charles F. Brannan, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, speaks about the economy, the abundance of food for the first time in history, world peace, freedom, and price support programs.

Interview with Director of the Food and Agriculture Office at the United Nations

Interview with Charles White, Director of the Food and Agriculture Office at the United Nations in New York. Whites speaks about the need to strengthen the political side of the U.N. He also speaks about the veto powers of the five big countries and the voting strength of the smaller nations. He also speaks about the concept of 'one world government' and the need of nations to learn to work together.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1956 Convention

Woman speaking at the 1956 South Dakota Farmers Union convention about labor unions and the functions of C.O.P.E. (?) , a nonpartisan organization. She talks about voter registration, their educational program, bringing into the union, and other aspects of the organization.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1956 Summer Camp Season Opening

South Dakota Farmers Union camp in the state. Different locations are introduced with a title card showing the town, county or district, and date of the camp. Locations shown include Mitchell, Dallas, Blunt (Hughes), Tyndall, Island Park, Brookings, Viborg, Custer, and Forestburg. The footage ends with a demonstration of a tractor with a roll bar attached. Color film. No sound.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1956 Convention

York Langton, Regional Chairman of United Nations Association in Minneapolis, Minnesota, speaks at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention about the Suez Canal, the United Nations, and Atoms for Peace, a speech delivered by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower to the U.N. General Assembly in New York City in 1953.

International Federation of Agricultural Producers Visit to South Dakota

James Patton, National President of the Farmers Union speaks about having confidence in the importance of the United Nations, and the tenth anniversary meeting of the International Federation of Agricultural Producers ten-day conference at Purdue University in Indiana. Topics covered are: Russia, nuclear weapons, Dr. Albert Schweitzer, interdependence of nations, Cold War, economic disparities among nations, communism, poverty, capital investment abroad, developing nations. Secretary Sharma of the Farmers Forum of India speaks about nuclear weapons, peace, and Mahatma Ghandi. National President of the Farmers Union of the United Kingdom, Sir James Turner, founder of the I.A.P., speaks very briefly.

International Federation of Agricultural Producers Visit to South Dakota

Huron, South Dakota Mayor E. F. Carsons and South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Charles Britt welcome the delegates of the International Federation of Agriculture Producers to South Dakota in the hopes of promoting international relationships. Activities include a parade to the Farmers Union building and a tour of a farm in rural Huron. Select members of the delegation are interviewed.

International Federation of Agricultural Producers Visit to South Dakota

Tony Dechant, National Secretary of the Farmers Union introduces the delegates of the International Federation of Agriculture Producers at the gala event honoring their visit to Huron, South Dakota. Professor K. F. Svarstrom from Sweden speaks about the United Nations. Charles F. Brannan, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, offered greetings. Congress George McGovern, speaks about striving for a prosperous agriculture and a peaceful world. He also speaks about racial equality, the economy, and foreign aid. The President of the International Federation of Agriculture Producers, John Andrew, a farmer from New Zealand, thanks everyone for the warm welcome they received.

Glenn Martz Radio Interview

Glenn Martz from Washington, D.C., publisher of 'The Lowdown on Farm Affairs' interview at KOTA radio station in Rapid City, South Dakota. Martz revisits a speech he gave in Rapid City, South Dakota about socialism and communism in the United States. Martz discusses the Farmers Union and cooperatives connections to communism. He claims the Farmers Union has been infiltrated by communists.

Merrell Q. Sharpe Radio Address

South Dakota Farmers Union president, Paul Opsahl, introduces Merrell Q. Sharpe, former governor of South Dakota, who gives a radio address about the consumer power districts bill before the South Dakota Legislature. He supports the equal distribution of power to all South Dakotans at the lowest possible rates. Private power companies are against consumer power districts. A man is speaking at a conference about price supports. He is for the restoration of storage capacities for farm commodities across the U.S. He also talks about parity and farmers cooperatives. He also states that he feels that the American farmer has done the most to fight communism. A man is speaking at a conference about the Standard Oil monopoly. The recording ends in the middle of his speech.
South Dakota Farmers Union president, Paul Opsahl, introduces Merrell Q. Sharpe, former governor of South Dakota, who gives a radio address about the consumer power districts bill before the South Dakota Legislature. He supports the equal distribution of power to all South Dakotans at the lowest possible rates. Private power companies are against consumer power districts. A man is speaking at a conference about price supports. He is for the restoration of storage capacities for farm commodities across the U.S. He also talks about parity and farmers cooperatives. He also states that he feels that the American farmer has done the most to fight communism. A man is speaking at a conference about the Standard Oil monopoly. The recording ends in the middle of his speech.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1958 Convention Political Panel, Part 1

Political panel at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention featuring candidates for U.S. Congress and governor of South Dakota. Representative George McGovern discusses corporate farming. J. T. McCullen, candidate for Congress, discusses keeping farmers prosperous. Ralph Herseth, candidate for Governor, discusses development of the Missouri River. Joe Foss, candidate for Congress also speaks. The candidates' introductory remarks are followed by a question and answer session. Recording is continued on South Dakota Farmers Union 1958 Convention Political Panel, Part 2 (MA012-AV-0069_03).

South Dakota Farmers Union 1958 Convention Political Panel, Part 2

Continuation of South Dakota Farmers Union 1958 Convention Political Panel, Part 1 (MA012-AV-0069_02). Political panel at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention featuring candidates for U.S. Congress and governor of South Dakota. George McGovern, J. T. McCullen, candidate for Congress, Ralph Herseth, candidate for Governor, and Joe Foss, candidate for Congress also speaks. Recording is continued on South Dakota Farmers Union 1958 Convention Political Panel, Part 3 (MA012-AV-0069_04).

South Dakota Farmers Union 1958 Convention Political Panel, Part 3

Continuation of South Dakota Farmers Union 1958 Convention Political Panel, Part 3 (MA012-AV-0069_04). Question and answer session of the political panel at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention featuring candidates for U.S. Congress and governor of South Dakota. George McGovern, J. T. McCullen, candidate for Congress, Ralph Herseth, candidate for Governor, and Joe Foss, candidate for Congress.

National Farmers Union All States Camp Speaker

Speaker at the National Farmers Union All States Camp in Red Rock, Colorado. A man speaks about communism, the United Nations, atomic weapons, and the formation of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural organization (UNESCO) in which South Dakota Senator Karl E. Mundt played a role.

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. Dick Ricci interviews state Farmers Union president, Ben Radcliffe. Radcliffe discusses inflation being blamed on high food prices by the present administration, farm income, parity, and farm expenses.

South Dakota Farmers Union Co-op Promotion

Series of video clips depicting various scenes, including plowing snow covered streets, the State Farm Insurance office of Ray Satterlee, an outdoor gathering, mowing with an early gas-powered lawn mower, children raising an American flag then saying the pledge of allegiance. At one point, the children and adults wearing yellow paper hats the read Hats off to Your Local Co-op, It Belongs To You. At 13:18, the video end with various gatherings or camps, though there is no division between locations. Color film. No sound.

National Farmers Union All States Camp Broadcast

Broadcast from the National Farmers Union All States Camp in Red Rock, Colorado. Young people who attended the camp are interviewed about what they learned and activities they participated in. Interviews with Daryl Ray Christian, Arlene Schley, South Dakota Farmers Union Director of Education, Arlene Schley. A man lectures on the First Amendment and it's relationship to the Communist conspiracy.

Farmers Union All-State Camp

Teens at the Farmers Union All-State Camp at Camp Judson in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Highlights include the Badlands, flag raising, Badger Clark visit, national board members visit, and a puppet theater. The students participate in crafts, croquet, archery, swimming, folk dancing, sightseeing, and a picnic. Included is footage of the Needles and Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park, and Mt. Rushmore under construction. Color film. No sound.

From the Good Harvest

South Dakota Farmers Union film about the G.T.A. (Grain Terminal Association) and how it serves farmers by marketing grain. Footage is of grain in various stages of marketing, from the field to the elevators, to shipping. Included is footage of M.W. Thatcher, President of G.T.A. at the grand opening and dedication of the plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in May 1961. Color film. Sound.

Protest of Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson's Policies

South Dakota Farmers Union reports Jack Seigle rebuke against those who threw eggs at Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson at the state corn picking contest south of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A call for people who are upset over the secretary's policies need to show respect for the office and rather than result to violence, people need to show their displeasure by refuting those policies with common sense and reason.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1963 Annual Convention

South Dakota Farmers Union 1963 convention speakers. Arlo Swanson, state Director of the Farmers Home Administration giving a report of agricultural agencies in South Dakota including insurance, farm education, and water conservation. Judd Hudson speaks about rural area development. Robert A. Kudrna talks about Farmers Union insurance and how it has grown over the years.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1963 Convention

South Dakota Farmers Union 1963 convention speakers. Clyde Roe, general manager of Great Plains Supply Co. in St. Paul, Minnesota, Les Gravelle, manager of the Farmers' Union Livestock Commission, Dail Gibson, manager of South Dakota R.E.A., George Bickel, assistant to the president of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union.

National Farmers Union 1963 Convention Highlights

Creighton Knau, reporter from WNAX, Yankton, South Dakota, talks to various South Dakota Farmers Union delegates at the National Convention. Delegates are interested in the wheat program, the dairy program, and federal aid to education. Knau talks to Ben Radcliffe, president of the South Dakota Farmers Union about the family farm cutoff and national leaders who will be speaking at the convention.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1963 Convention

South Dakota Farmers Union 1963 convention speakers. Flossy Nikkel, Youth Activities Director of the National Farmers Union, speaks about problems faced by rural youth and talks about legislation that will help rural communities offer more job opportunities to the youth to entice them to stay rather than move to cities. Lloyd A. Ernst talks about the importance and history of South Dakota cooperatives.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1963 Convention

South Dakota Farmers Union 1963 convention speaker. Ken Holum, Assistant Secretary of Interior for Power and Water, Department of Interior, Washington, D.C., speaks about the growing importance of education and citizenship, fair economics and wages, taking care of the elderly, and civil rights. He talks about the increase in water and power needs and talks about the Missouri River Basin Project and its financial troubles, including an arrangement with Basin Electric.

National Farmers Union 1963 Convention Interviews

Creighton Knau, reporter from WNAX, Yankton, South Dakota, talking to Richard Reuter, special assistant to the President of the United States, about the Food for Peace program. Knau speaks with the Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman about the proposed tax cut and rural development and the wheat program. Freeman also talked about the conservation core and the feed grain program. Knau talks to Orville Harriman, assistant Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, about a trade program. Knau talks to Jim Patton, president of the National Farmers Union, about the national convention.

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 1964 Convention

John Baker speaks at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention about how the family farm leads to world peace. He speaks about commodity programs, consumer and export programs, and community programs. Senator George McGovern speaks about the upcoming presidential election. Thomas H. Steichen speaks about farmer cooperatives.

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 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. News topics include the state advisory board of the South Dakota Farmers Union discussed the importance of the terminal-type of livestock market to the family farmer and the gains made in the cooperative market, the South Dakota Legislature will be debating bills of interest to farmers, and the South Dakota R.E.A. annual meeting.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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 1970 Convention Political Panel

Political panel at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention featuring candidates for U.S. Congress. Dexter Gunderson discusses the future of the family farm in South Dakota. Frank Denholm says he feels there is a farm depression going on and he discusses farm families. James Abourezk discusses the increase in population in urban areas as people who wish to live on farms are forced out. He states that he wants to secure a spot on the Congressional Agriculture Committee, if elected.

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 panel at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention featuring candidates for South Dakota governor. Governor Frank Farrar discusses the Governor's Policy Conferences on Agriculture, used to develop a united policy to meet the needs of farmers and ranchers. He also discusses a state water plan, the farm bill and rural development programs. Challenger Richard Kneip discusses tax reform and the need for a tax program that is good for all South Dakotans.

National Farmers Union 1970 Convention Report

Radio report on National Farmers Union President, Tony Dechant, keynote address at the 1970 convention. Dechant talks about the need for a farm program that provides for supply management of basic commodities, price protections, adequate credit, and general fairness for farmers in the market place.

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 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.

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.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1972 Convention, Part 2

Continuation of South Dakota Farmers Union 1972 Convention, Part 1. South Dakota Farmers Union convention speakers. The end of Erik Roth's, president of the Colorado AFL-CIO, speech. The Executive director of Midwest Electric Consumers Association talks about South Dakota resources, monopolies, and the Department of Interior.

South Dakota Farmers Union President, Ben Radcliffe's testimony at South Dakota State Planning Committee Hearings, Part 2

Ben Radcliffe, president of the South Dakota Farmers Union, testimony at South Dakota State Planning Committee hearings in Redfield, South Dakota on April 21, 1972. He states the opinions of the Farmers Union on pressing economic and social issues relating to farming such as tax reform, corporate farming, and the revitalization of farming.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1972 Convention

Fred G. Simonton, executive officer of the Midwest Electric Consumers Association at the South Dakota Farmers Union Convention in Huron, South Dakota. He talks of a hearing granted groups who united to intervene before the Federal Power Commission to stop the anti-REA and anti-municipal electric power pool.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1972 Convention

South Dakota Farmers Union 1972 convention speakers. The first speaker discusses the Soviet grain deal and its effects on farmers. Ed Smith, vice president of the National Farmers Union and president of the North Dakota Farmers Union delivers an address titled 'Which Way America.' A man speaks about the military industrial complex and its power. Finally, a man speaks about the Russian grain sale.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1972 Convention

South Dakota Farmers Union 1972 convention speakers. The first speaker discussing conglomerate control of agriculture and the Russian wheat deal. Ed Smith, vice president of the National Farmers Union and President of the North Dakota Farmers Union, speaks about keeping members on task and the difficulties of finding a farm program that works. Smith talks about importance of the Farmers' Union standing up on controversial issues.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1972 Convention

National Farmers Union Insurance Vice President Ray Hawkins speaks at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention in Huron, South Dakota about a special no-fault insurance program. National Farmers Union Director of Public Affairs Victor Ray gives an address on the 10 myths being used to reduce farmers and working people to second class citizenship and to divert them from their own best interests. Herrick Roth, President of the Colorado Labor Council speaks on how the words used by President Nixon have made farmers and other laborers wary of each other.

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