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Recording Date: 1970-10-13

File Identifier:MA012-AV-0047_02

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.

Subject Heading

South Dakota Farmers Union -- Congresses and conventions
Agriculture -- South Dakota -- Societies, etc.
Agriculture, Cooperative -- South Dakota
Panel discussions
Denholm, Frank E. (Frank Edward), 1923-
Gunderson, Dexter
Abourezk, James G., 1931-
Kneip, Richard F. (Richard Francis), 1933-1987
Criminal justice
Agricultural economics
Agricultural laws and legislation
Holum, John R.

Geographical Location

Huron (South Dakota)

Item Type

Sound Recording - Non-Musical

Physical Format

Open reel audiotapes



Digital Publisher

South Dakota State University