Reminiscences of Robert Bergland, 1982

 

Name
Bergland, Bob, 1928-2018 (Interviewee)
Edwin, Ed (Interviewer)
Title
Reminiscences of Robert Bergland, 1982
Abstract
Congressional tenure, 1970-77: creation of 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 prodecures, 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
Collection Name
Individual interviews oral history collection
Subjects
Cabinet officers--United States; Legislators--United States; Agriculture--Economic aspects; Agriculture and state; Green Revolution; United States Politics and government 1969-1974; United States Politics and government 1974-1977; United States Politics and government 1977-1981; Bergland, Bob, 1928-2018; Carter, Jimmy, 1924-; Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries; United States. Department of Agriculture; United States. Congress
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
1982
Note (Biographical)
Congressman, Secretary of Agriculture
Note
Interviewed by Ed Edwin
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
15310663
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-e3t7-6s38
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.