Recording Date: 1970-10-13
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 -- Congresses and conventions
Agriculture -- South Dakota -- Societies, etc.
Agriculture, Cooperative -- South Dakota
Denholm, Frank E. (Frank Edward), 1923-
Abourezk, James G., 1931-
Kneip, Richard F. (Richard Francis), 1933-1987
Agricultural laws and legislation
Holum, John R.
Huron (South Dakota)
Sound Recording - Non-Musical
Open reel audiotapes
South Dakota State University
"South Dakota Farmers Union 1970 Convention Political Panel" (2020). South Dakota Farmer’s Union Audio Recordings. 54.