Sanner, Harvey Joe 2014-01-05

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This interview features Harvey Joe Sanner, Arkansas farmer and activist in the American Agriculture Movement of the late 1970s and 1980s. Mr. Sanner discusses the Farm Crisis, the birth of the American Agriculture Movement and its changes as an organization over the years.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Harvey Joe Sanner

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: January 5, 2014

Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Interviewer:Andy Wilkinson

Length: 01:23:18 (1 hour, 23 minutes)


Basic Introductions; Farming in Arkansas; The Farm Crisis and the 1977 Farm Act; Structure of Agriculture Report; The Birth of AAM; Five Basic Commodities of Agriculture; How AAM Changed; “21st Century Commission on Production Agriculture”; How AAM Changed Harvey Joe Sanner; Current Politics

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital audio

Recording Format Notes: audio CD recording available for listening in our Reading Room

Transcript: found here:

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