Guide to the Pacific Northwest Farm Forum Taped Addresses 1978
CT 3

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Pacific Northwest Farm Forum (1978 : Spokane, Wash.)
Title
Pacific Northwest Farm Forum Taped Addresses
ID
CT 3
Date
1978
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.5 Linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Audio recordings of addresses from the 25th annual Pacific Northwest Farm Forum, held in Spokane, WA, January 18-19, 1978.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Pacific Northwest Farm Forum Taped Addresses, 1978

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

The 25th annual Pacific Northwest Farm Forum was held January 18-19, 1978 in Spokane, WA at the Opera House and Sheraton Hotel under the sponsorship of the Agricultural Bureau of the Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of twelve audiocassette recordings of events, addresses, and sessions at the 1978 Pacific Northwest Farm Forum. There are no recordings of the speeches given by Dr. Arthur V. Douglas, Jack E. Johnson, Representative Tom Foley, or Robert Liebenow. Jim Herman was replaced by Dr. Sue Hayes. For further reference, a program from the Forum is kept with the print version of this finding aid.

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Arrangement note

The recordings are in the same order as the events, addresses, and sessions they document.

(MASC STAFF USE): range 3-4.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

These audiocassette recordings of the proceedings of the 1978 Pacific Northwest Farm Forum held in Spokane, Washington were donated to the Washington State University Libraries in March 1978 by KCLX Radio of Colfax, Washington through A. DeVries.

Processing Information note

Margot Knight abstracted these audio recordings in July 1979.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture -- Northwest, Pacific -- Congresses.
  • Oral Histories

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Collection Inventory

Series 3/1: Ron Bair; G. Burton Wood, 1978-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Location of Interview: Spokane, WA

Date of Interview: January 18, 1978

Length of Interview: 30 minutes

Abstractor: Margot H. Knight

Date of Abstraction: 6/22/1979

Release: Yes

Restrictions: No

tape time

Pledge of Allegiance. Opening remarks by Ron Bair, Mayor of Spokane. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 0-4

Dr. G. Burton Wood--"The Past is Prologue". 

tape time

Reminiscence of the first Pacific Northwest Farm Forum in 1954. Changes in agriculture over the last 25 years. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 4-8

Agriculture as a cyclical business. World food supplies. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 8-12

Increase of efficiency of resource use in agriculture. Human resource development. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 12-18

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Series 3/2: Forest L. Goetsch; Richard Lyng, 1978-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Location of Interview: Spokane, WA

Date of Interview: January 18, 1978

Length of Interview: 40 minutes

Abstractor: Margot H. Knight

Date of Abstraction: 6/22/1979

Release: Yes

Restrictions: No

tape time

Introduction by Don Jacobson. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 0-2

Forest L. Goetsch---"Ag Prospects '78" 

tape time

Decline of farm and ranch profits-. Farmers' demands for cost of production or 100 percent of parity. Problems with parity. Export production. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 2-7

Trends in assets and debts for U.S. farms. Increasing mortgage on land can provide working capital for farmers. Present U.S. farm policy--advantages and disadvantages. Cattle prices and beef market. Hog prices. Dairy farmers. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 7-15

Grain prices. Wheat production. Feed grains. Barley. Dry bean market. Potato stocks. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 15-21

Profits and risks in agriculture. New land used for crops throughout the world. Agricultural development in underdeveloped nations. Encouraging new competition. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 21-30

Repeat of end of SIDE A. 

1, side B Minutes (approx.): 0-2

Richard Lyng--"Update on Meat". 

tape time

Necessity for an agriculture advocate in Washington, D.C. 

1, side B Minutes (approx.): 2-4

Nitrites in processed meat. Banning nitrates would be disasterous. The burden is being put on the meat industry by the Department of Agriculture. 

1, side B Minutes (approx.): 4-8

Problems in American agriculture. 

1, side B Minutes (approx.): 8-9

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Series 3/3: B.L. Hauenstein, 1978-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Location of Interview: Spokane, WA

Date of Interview: January 18, 1978

Length of Interview: 17 minutes

Abstractor: Margot H. Knight

Date of Abstraction: 6/22/1979

Release: Yes

Restrictions: No

tape time

Blank 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 0-2

B.L. Hauenstein---"Money, Management & Methods of Agricultural Financing". 

tape time

Problems of high operating expenses and inflation. Land expansion. Pressure to expand production. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 2-9

Rate of increase for interest rates. Uncertainty among farmers and financiers. Particular problems with surviving in the cattle business-. Using market futures. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 9-14

Franchise food business. Financing suppliers to fast food outlets. New developments in the cattle business. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 14-17

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Series 3/4: Bob Bergland, 1978-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Location of Interview: Spokane, WA

Date of Interview: January 17, 1978

Length of Interview: 37 minutes

Abstractor: Margot H. Knight

Date of Abstraction: 6/25/1979

Release: Yes

Restrictions: No

Bob Bergland--Press Conference. 

tape time

Major farm bill legislation--crop insurance. Farmer's Home Administration. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 0-4

Price consumers pay for bread. Cost of food processing. The consumers demand oven-ready-foods. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 4-6

Demonstrations go with his job. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 6-7

Explosions in grain elevators. Supplies of U.S. wheat 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 7-9

More about prevention of grain elevator explosions. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 9-10

Use o£ pesticides. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 10-12

The wheat market. Export development. Food aid as an economic developing tool as opposed to a surplus dumping device. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 12-16

Problems with the cattle business. Changing import policy so it is more market oriented. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 16-19

Parity. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 19-20

Importance of an international wheat agreement. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 20-23

More on the parity problem and the American Agricultural movement. Financing graineries on farms. Orderly marketing by farmers. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 23-28

Trade with Japan. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 28-30

Repeat of the end of SIDE A 

1, side B Minutes (approx.): 0-1

More about the trade with Japan. Getting Japan to buy more American manufactured goods. Trade deficit with Japan. 

1, side B Minutes (approx.): 1-2

Food for Peace Program. Food aid programs. The example of Malaysia. Identifying needs of developing countries. 

1, side B Minutes (approx.): 2-7

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Series 3/5: Bob Bergland, 1978-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Location of Interview: Spokane, WA

Date of Interview: January 18, 1978

Length of Interview: 44 minutes

Abstractor: Margot H. Knight

Date of Abstraction: 6/25/1979

Release: Yes

Restrictions: No

tape time

Introductions for Evening Banquet 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 0-9

Tom Foley talks about Eugene F. Whelan, Canadian Minister of Agriculture. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 9-12

Foley introduces Bob Bergland, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 12-16

Bob Bergland--Address. 

tape time

His appointment by Jimmy Carter. Why he decided to accept the appointment. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 16-30

More about how he feels about the role of his position. 

1, side B Minutes (approx.): 0-4

Where agriculture is headed in the U.S. and the world. Keeping the global market in mind. Building a stable agricultural policy. Expanding export markets. 

1, side B Minutes (approx.): 4-14

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Series 3/6: Bob Bergland, 1978-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Location of Interview: Spokane, WA

Date of Interview: January 18, 1978

Length of Interview: 33 minutes

Abstractor: Margot H. Knight

Date of Abstraction: 6/25/1979

Release: Yes

Restrictions: No

Bob Bergland--continuation of evening address. 

tape time

Financing graineries- on farms. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 0-2

Government's- role in parity. Various-problems with 100 percent parity. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 2-5

Establishing an international wheat agreement. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 5-6

Carol Foreman's consumer advocacy. Food policies. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 6-9

Establishing a wheat cartel. Problems- establishing a good farm policy. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 9-11

Set-aside program. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 11-12

160 acre reclamation laws. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 12-14

Subsidies for tobacco growers. Economics should not be mixed with health considerations. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 14-15

USDA crop production figures. Private surveys. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 15-18

Grain reserve program. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 18-21

Separation of various departments within USDA. Streamlining the government bureaucracy. Abstractor:- Date: Time: Margot H. Knight 6/25/79 18 mins. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 21-22

Problems with dairy surpluses. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 22-24

Gasahol. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 24-26

Economic problems with human rights policy. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 26-28

Bushel marketing quotas. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 28-30

Repeat of end of SIDE A 

1, side B Minutes (approx.): 0-1

Why beef is imported when cattle production in the U.S. is low. Cyclical importation. 

1, side B Minutes (approx.): 1-3

Food stamp program. Multi-national wheat agreement and the free market. Russia's wheat needs. 

1, side B Minutes (approx.): 3-8

Establishing a higher price of wheat. Oil prices and land prices and their relation to agriculture. 

1, side B Minutes (approx.): 8-10

Disaster payments. Disaster loans. Crop insurance. FHA credit. 

1, side B Minutes (approx.): 10-13

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Series 3/7: Bob Nicholson; Eileen Zielinski; Kay Wilson, 1978-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Location of Interview: Spokane, WA

Date of Interview: January 19, 1978

Length of Interview: 35 minutes

Abstractor: Margot H. Knight

Date of Abstraction: 6/25/1979

Release: Yes

Restrictions: No

Bob Nicholson, Washington State Director of Agriculture. 

tape time

Opportunities for women in agriculture. Role of the woman on the farm. Economics of farming. Importance of preservation of agricultural land. How to keep young people in the farming community. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 0-7

Introductions of panel-members. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 7-8

Eileen Zielinski. 

tape time

The decline of the family farmer. Unknown problems in agriculture. Energy. Mismanagement of the food system. Trade policies. Farmers must unify. Unneeded regulations-about farming from OSHA. What the Oregon Women for Agriculture are doing. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 8-20

Kay Wilson. 

tape time

Women are more active than ever in agriculture and politics. What the California Women for Agriculture are doing. Urban consumers- don't understand the complexities of farming. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 20-30

Involvement in legislation, environmental issue, American Agriwomen, religion, academic areas, and the Consumer Task Force. Telling agriculture's story. 

1, side B Minutes (approx.): 0-5

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Series 3/8: Janet Allison, 1978-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Location of Interview: Spokane, WA

Date of Interview: January 19, 1978

Length of Interview: 20 minutes

Abstractor: Margot H. Knight

Date of Abstraction: 6/25/1979

Release: Yes

Restrictions: No

Janet Allison. 

tape time

Undeveloped talents of farm women. OSHARs regulations. What the Washington Women for the Survival of Agriculture are doing. Emergency pesticide regulations. Educating the general public about agriculture. Agriculture leadership programs. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 0-12

Question and Answer Session 

tape time

Protecting the land from urban sprawl. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 12-16

Job opportunities for women in farming other than as farm wives. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 16-20

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Series 3/9: Ronald D. Knutson; Sue Hayes, 1978-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Location of Interview: Spokane, WA

Date of Interview: January 19, 1978

Length of Interview: 39 minutes

Abstractor: Margot H. Knight

Date of Abstraction: 6/26/1979

Release: Yes

Restrictions: No

Dr. Ronald D. Knutson--"Our Marketing Potentials". 

tape time

Role of government in pricing in agriculture. The status of the family farm. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 0-4

Farming as a tax relief for non-farming investors. Contemporary government policies-. Trend toward bigness in agriculture. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 4-7

How to preserve the family farm. Marketing strategies must be able to compete with the larger companies. The grain export business. The beef industry. What producers can do. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 7-14

What can the government do to preserve the family farm. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 14-20

Conclusions about the importance of the family farm. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 20-23

Sue Hayes--"Agriculture Looks at Labor" 

tape time

Relationship of agriculture to labor. Value differences. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 23-30

Agricultural labor--2/3 by farm families and farmers. Migrant workers are not in the majority. 

1, side B Minutes (approx.): 0-5

More about transient workers in various areas of the U.S. Low wages for farm workers. Many farmers don't make minimum wage. 

1, side B Minutes (approx.): 5-8

How hired labor affects the family farmer. 

1, side B Minutes (approx.): 8-9

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Series 3/10: Sue Hayes; G. Burton Wood, 1978-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Location of Interview: Spokane, WA

Date of Interview: January 19, 1978

Length of Interview: 34 minutes

Abstractor: Margot H. Knight

Date of Abstraction: 6/26/1979

Release: Yes

Restrictions: No

Dr. Sue Hayes--"Agriculture Looks-at Labor". 

tape time

Labor Union movement in agriculture. Seasonal agriculture. Unionization does not necessarily mean higher prices for consumers. Sometimes producers-move when labor costs increase. Decisions generally go in favor of the worker. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 0-10

Advantages- and disadvantages of union contracts for farmers. Mechanization. Future of agricultural unions. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 10-17

Dr. G. Burton Wood--"Food for Thought". 

tape time

Introductions. Opening remarks. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 17-22

Importance of the Pacific Northwest Farm Forum. Expanding involvement in the politics of agriculture. Expanding markets and market penetration. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 22-30

Export markets. More on importance of Farm Forum. 

1, side B Minutes (approx.): 0-4

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Series 3/11: Eugene F. Whelan, 1978-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Location of Interview: Spokane, WA

Date of Interview: January 19, 1978

Length of Interview: 43 minutes

Abstractor: Margot H. Knight

Date of Abstraction: 6/26/1979

Release: Yes

Restrictions: No

Eugene F. Whelan-Luncheon Address. 

tape time

Introduction. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 0-2

Relationship with Bob Bergland, Playing hockey. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 2-6

Agriculture from the Canadian perspective. Similarities between beef farmers. Problems between beef producers on both sides of the border. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 6-9

Beef and veal imports and exports. His activities with farm organizations. Marketing quotas-for dairy products. Shared programs. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 9-16

Differences between America and Canada with regards to agriculture. Concept of an international wheat agreement. Canadian Wheat Program. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 16-22

Egg production and export. Imported agricultural products, Canadians spend less of their income on food than Americans. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 22-30

Canadian marketing co-ops-. Stability of domestic market is their primary concern. Voluntary crop insurance funds. 

1, side B Minutes (approx.): 0-6

Competition for markets between U.S. and Canada. Canadian potatoes. Canadian apples-. 

1, side B Minutes (approx.): 6-9

Tariffs the U.S. levies interfere with free market and open trade for many Canadian- products. Canadian soy beans. Example of corn market in U.S. and Canada. 

1, side B Minutes (approx.): 9-13

Series 3/12: Eugene F. Whelan, 1978-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Location of Interview: Spokane, WA

Date of Interview: January 19, 1978

Length of Interview: 38 minutes

Abstractor: Margot H. Knight

Date of Abstraction: 6/26/1979

Release: Yes

Restrictions: No

Eugene F. Whelan--Press Conference. 

tape time

Introductory remarks. A general feeling that Canada and Canadians are taken for granted. Problems-in the trading of beef. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 0-6

Effect of American farmers' strikes on Canadian farmers. New Food Strategy now being implemented in Canada. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 6-9

Price controls. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 9-11

Progress on an international wheat agreement. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 11-13

Disease problems in the U.S. among cattle. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 13-16

Discussions with Bob Bergland. He doesn't have as much power as Bergland does. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 16-19

Possibility of a wheat cartel. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 19-22

Present administration of U.S. agrees with many of Canada's agricultural policies.- Competition between Canada and the U.S. for grain markets. Domestic price of wheat is stable in Canada. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 22-26

Prediction of Canada's wheat crop. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 26-28

He, too, was once a farm organizer and understands the position of the striking farmers in the U.S. 

1, side A Minutes (approx.): 28-30

More about what Canada can do to help American striking farmers to understand the Canadian agricultural system. 

1, side B Minutes (approx.): 0-3

The Canadian Wheat Board and their pooling system. Feed grain sold off the board. 

1, side B Minutes (approx.): 3-5

Competition between the U.S. and Canada for foreign wheat markets. Policies of the Canadian Wheat Board and their priorities. 

1, side B Minutes (approx.): 5-8

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