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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Robert Bergland
RLIN number: NXCP87-A17
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: 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.
Extent: Transcript: 635 leaves, Tape: 9 reels
Restrictions: Access: Written permission required from interviewee. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1982 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Bergland, Robert, 1928-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1928
Speaker occupation: Congressman; Secretary of Agriculture
Age at speaking: 54
Document date: 1982
Interviewer: Edwin, Ed
People discussed: Carter, James Earl; Carter, Jimmy, 1924-; Jimmy Carter
Organizations discussed: Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Vienna, Austria; U.S. Congress; U.S. Department of Agriculture
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Agriculture and state--United States; Carter, James Earl; Carter, Jimmy, 1924-; Green movement; Jimmy Carter; Legislators--United States; North America; Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Vienna, Austria; U.S. Congress; U.S. Department of Agriculture; United States; United States--Politics and government--1969-1974; United States--Politics and government--1974-1977; United States--Politics and government--1977-1981
Topics discussed - Other terms: Agriculture--Economic aspects; Bergland, Robert, 1928-; Cabinet officers--United States
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017698-13141