Kendricks, Kenneth 1984-10-17

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Kenneth Kendricks, Panhandle wheat farmer, discusses the Texas Wheat Growers Association, wheat production and irrigation.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Kenneth Kendricks

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: October 17, 1984

Location: Stratford, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour, 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Texas Wheat Growers Association, Organization (1949-1950), Greenbug problem, Subsidy, Carl Cooker, Dallam County, Texas, R. C. Buckos, Sherman County, Texas, Oregon Wheat Farmers Association (1926), Farm Bureau, Grange, Farmer’s Union, Texas Wheat Growers Association (again), Lobby (1960-1961), Hard red winter wheat, National Association of Wheat Growers, Organization (1950-1954), Pricing program (1963-1964), Two price program, Eisenhower’s veto, Ezra Taft Benson, Secretary of Agriculture, Wheat, Yields, Marketing programs, Japan, Check-off program, Stabilization program.

Tape 1, Side 2: Wheat (continued), Price changes, Great Plains Market Development Association, U. S. Wheat, Surplus, Storage, Kenneth Kendricks, Career, To Washington (August 1963), Wheat, Russia’s effect, Overseas trip, Wheat (again), Allotment increases, Price fluctuations, Congressman Robert Poage.

Tape 2, Side 1: George H. Mahon, Congressman, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Success of farm operations, Kendricks (again), Accomplishments, Stabilization of wheat prices, Farming, Hamlin, Texas (1916-1917), Drought (1916-1917), Quitting school, Carpenter, Return to school (1929), Wayland Baptist College (1931), West Texas State University (1934), Irrigation, Sherman County, Texas, Boom (1966), North Plains Water Conservation District.

Tape 2, Side 2: Wheat (again), Yield, Market, Russia, Japan, Europe, India, Hard red winter wheat (again).

Range Dates: 1916-1984

Bulk Dates: 1949-1966

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