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Recording Date: 1971-10-11

File Identifier:MA012-AV-0047_01

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.

Subject Heading

South Dakota Farmers Union -- Congresses and conventions
Agriculture -- South Dakota -- Societies, etc.
Agriculture, Cooperative -- South Dakota
Dechant, Tony
Radcliffe, Ben; Property tax
Agricultural laws and legislation
Swenson, Lee

Geographical Location

Huron (South Dakota)

Item Type

Sound Recording - Non-Musical

Physical Format

Open reel audiotapes



Digital Publisher

South Dakota State University