Call to the grassroots farmers of South Dakota to join the South Dakota Farmers Union. Tony Dechant, president of the National Farmers Union thanks volunteers the a membership campaign. He speaks of how the union protects farmers rights and its cooperative work.
. 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.
Phineas, the Practical Pheasant, the bird who is the field man for the Committee for Education in South Dakota. This is a group of people interested in better schools for South Dakota. He gives his biennial report on schools. He discusses two systems of public education, elementary and independent, and how they are supported and petitioning legislators for a tax structure that supports schools by 1963.
Radio advertisement promoting the 1983 Co-op Month for the South Dakota Farmers Union encouraging farmers to market their products to local co-operatives and be active consumers of the electricity proved by co-operatives.
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 federal governments energy office, stating that the oil industry is represented but ordinary farmers and citizens are not.
Series of short commercials narrated by Al Bushen, Secretary of Citizens for Tax Equality, citing why people should vote yes for the Dakota Proposition, or Initiated Measure B. The measure would have added a section to the South Dakota constitution relating to real property tax limitation.
Jack Bailey radio show focusing on the four-day-long South Dakota Farmers Union Winter Workshop. Interview with Stanley Vote of Denver who speaks of the benefits of the workshop. The interview than shifts to taxes and how co-ops must be protected, and that people should patronage their co-ops to the fullest possible extent. The recording ends in a long passage of silence during which faint band music begins to play until the end of the recording.
Analysis of how other farmer organizations affect the South Dakota Farmers Union on social and political levels. He discusses four categories: leaders of the South Dakota Farmers Union, general members of the South Dakota Farmers Union, members of other farm organization, and farmers that do no belong to any farm organizations.
United States Senator Walter Mondale from Minnesota give a telephone address to the South Dakota Farmers Union. He discusses the highway trust fund, rural America, and Vietnam. Mondale discusses things that need to change if they want better representation for rural America.
Continuation of National Farmers Union 1973 Convention, Part 2 (MA012-AV-0028_01). Congressman Tom Foley speaks at the National Farmers Union convention. He discusses his position on agriculture and livestock committees and the Ethics Committee, the issues facing farm programs, such as taxes and lesser financial support. He mentions the role technology plays in the increasing yield of agriculture on a global level. HE also discusses the tendency towards conservativism in regards to farm legislation but mentions the support of organized labor that farming people have and mentions the cooperation of the National Farmers Union.
National Farmers Union President Tony Dechant, speaks at the annual convention about the outlook of rural America, the lack of legislative support from the federal government, international grain trade, and education. The recording is continued on National Farmers Union 1973 Convention, Part 2 ( MA012-AV-0028_01).
South Dakota Farmers Union political panel moderated by Leo Harding. The panel in comprised of Jack Weiland, Democratic candidate for Congress, Congressman Frank Denholm, Governor Richard Kneip, Senator George McGovern, Larry Pressler, Republican candidate for Congress, John Olson, Republican candidate for Governor, Leo Thorsness, Republican candidate for Senate, and Owen Amber, assistant to Congressman Jim Abdnor.>
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.
Speaker asks why country clubs shouldn't belong to country people, stating that the South Dakota representatives in Congress are not working for the constituents. The speaker presents his plan to amend this.
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.
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.
Senator George McGovern speaks to the South Dakota Farmers Union about proposed legislation to help farmers get a fair price for wheat. McGovern also talks about the movement of young people from rural areas to cities.
B.J. Malusky speaking about the progress for cooperative marketing of grain and farm supplies. He talks about changes with G.T.A. bylaws and delegates, and also mentions the merger of National Federation of Grain Cooperatives and the National Council of Cooperatives. Malusky speaks of changes in production and marketing in the grain industry and that G.T.A. ordered a major study on the future of grain marketing. Governor William L. Guy from North Dakota gives the closing speech. Guy talks about the Nixon administration's freeze on raw agricultural goods prices. He also speaks about the rural-urban imbalance and its effects.
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.
Congressman John Melcher of Montana talks about working on farm legislation in Washington, D.C. He also talks about the Chamber of Commerce plan for welfare for farms and the problems with the low prices farmers are receiving.
Senator George McGovern speaks at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention via telephone. McGovern talks about his plans for the Department of Agriculture if he becomes President. McGovern also speaks about the Vietnam War.
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.
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.
Roland Olson, communications director, reporting on the 1958 South Dakota Farmers Convention Junior Program and banquet. Berdyne Halse education director reports on the banquet and the Torchbearer award ceremony. Vincent Plenchard, member of Junior Advisory Board talks about the Junior Advisory Council.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bob Duxbury, South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture, speaks about the importance of agriculture to the prosperity of South Dakota, family farms, cooperatives, marketing, agricultural exports, the world food supply, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Jerry Tvedt, president of Cenex, reads quotations from U.S. President Ford's speech at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa. Tvedt speaks about the role of agriculture internationally, world peace, balance of trade, oil imports, and grain sales to Russia. B. J. Malusky, a speaker representing the Grain Terminal Association (GTA), talks about grain marketing, government embargos, the 1974 drought and flood, lower livestock prices, winter storms, livestock losses, rendering services, Capper-Volstead Act, price setting, and anti-trust legislation.
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.
George Bootstrap visiting with Dale K. Lingenfelter, farmer, on his farm in Plainview, Nebraska, about the harvester's on his farm that he uses with high moisture shell corn and the economy in feeding cattle.
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.
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.
< Congressman Frank Denholm speaks at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention about problems that exist in the upper Midwest states. He states that the biggest crisis we face today is transportation. Farmers can't get transportation for their commodities and need more boxcars and warehouses. Better marketing is needed. We need to be more efficient. Limited talk on the Denholm farm program. A question and answer session follows. Another speaker talks about working to get young farmers involved in Farmers Union. The annual financial report for the South Dakota Farmers Union is given.
James Abdnor, Congressman from South Dakota, speaks at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention about the energy crisis and the need to conserve energy. Cy Carpenter, president of the Minnesota Farmers Union, speaks about changes in Farmers Union. He cites numerous mistakes made in agriculture and thinks the farm bill is a step in the right direction.
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.
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.
Darrel Hodne, Delwin Bratland, and LaVern Aisenbrey participate in a Young Farmer Panel discussion at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention. They discuss the influence of the farming industry, the importance of farmer representatives in Washington D.C., and how the open market has changed due to large corporations and inflation. They also discuss the difficulty of starting a small family farm by young farmers and how the Farmers Union assists young farmers in their ability to compete against the larger corporations. Concern is expressed about urban development encroaching on important Darrel Hodne, Delwin Bratland, and LaVern Aisenbrey participate in a Young Farmer Panel discussion at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention. They discuss the influence of the farming industry, the importance of farmer representatives in Washington D.C., and how the open market has changed due to large corporations and inflation. They also discuss the difficulty of starting a small family farm by young farmers and how the Farmers Union assists young farmers in their ability to compete against the larger corporations. Concern is expressed about urban development encroaching on important farmland and a lack of respect for nature that needs to be addressed by a land use policy. and a lack of respect for nature that needs to be addressed by a land use policy.
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.
Speaker at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention talking about the agricultural depression and the importance of co-ops. He continues to talk about farmers gaining more political influence as well as cooperatives and farming organizations working with those overseas in order to get the fuel and energy that farmers need. James McHale, Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary, talks about how he has been trying to revitalize the rural parts and farms in Pennsylvania. He also discusses the importance of co-ops and what steps need to be taken to restore the confidence in the government.
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 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.