Oral History Research Office, Butler
New York, NY
1982, 635 leaves.
An oral history interview of Robert Bergland conducted in 1982 by Ed Edwin. In the interview, Robert Bergland discussed his congressional tenure, 1970-77; the creation of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, Soviet grain sales, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and the oil embargo, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, surplus dumping programs; Secretary of Agriculture, 1977-81; intelligence gathering, Food Stamp program, Farmer-owned Grain Reserve Program, budgeting procedures, soil erosion control, American Agricultural Movement, 1978-79, Food for Peace Program (Public Law 480), embargo on Soviet grain sales, 1979-80, issuance of nutritional guidelines, school lunch program, pest and predator control, loan and insurance programs; Presidential campaign, 1980; Equal Opportunity; views on: farm income and price support plans, crop subsidies, large vs family farms, farm workers, market orders, foreign and minority farm ownership, the Green Revolution, foreign agriculture, organic farming; impressions of Jimmy Carter, other officials.
Minnesota Historical Society
St. Paul, MN
1971-1983, 108.5 cubic feet.
Political and personal papers of Bob Bergland, a DFL representative to the U.S. Congress for Minnesota's 7th District from 1971 to 1977, when he became Secretary of Agriculture under President Jimmy Carter. Also included are records concerning Bob Bergland's later work as president of Farmland-Eaton World Trade and the selection of Bob Bergland to be CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). A finding aid is available in the repository and online. Until Bob Bergland's death, quotation or publication beyond the fair use provisions of the copyright law requires written permission.
1978, 28 pages (60 minutes of tape).
An interview with Bob Bergland regarding his tenure as a congressman and Secretary of Agriculture.
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