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MA012-AV-0047_02 · 1970-10-13
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

MA012-AV-0065_01 · 1970-10-13
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

MA012-AV-0031_01 · 1974
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.>