Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers and the Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council (S4802)

  • 1976-1984

    Historical Sketch

    Established in 1975 to actively promote the interests of wheat growers in Minnesota, the Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers is headquartered in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. It shares its facilities with a companion organization, the Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council. Both organizations devote their efforts to a variety of activities including sponsoring research on wheat cultivation, promoting legislation for wheat prices and supports, marketing of Minnesota wheat in the nation and abroad, and acting as a clearing house of information for wheat farmers in the region. Members of the two organizations have given testimony before state and federal committees on agricultural questions, have traveled overseas to promote the sale of wheat, and have contributed to publications about the industry.

    Membership in the Wheat Growers, the principal organization, is open to any person “who produces at least 1000 bushels of wheat for sale or use in Minnesota.” By 1977, over 1000 Minnesota farmers were members of the Wheat Growers, and membership has continued to grow, making it the major agency for wheat interests in the state. 

    Collection Description

    The collection has maintained a separation of the records of the two organizations, the Minnesota Wheat Growers (Boxes 4-16) and the Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council (Boxes 1-3). The records for each organization are arranged alphabetically by subject, and include articles of incorporation, by-laws, correspondence, minutes, trade documents, news releases and clippings, legislative and congressional committee hearings and testimony, workshop materials, reports, convention records, and special subject files. A small amount of materials of local councils associated with the Minnesota Wheat Growers is also included in the collection as a separate file. Most of the records in the collection are in excellent condition. 

    Inventory

    Box 1

    • Barbous, Beverly Anderson. 1980
    • Budget Report. 1978-79
    • Council
      • Correspondence. 1979-82
      • Introduction Material and Press Releases. 1977
      • Meeting Minutes. 1980
       
    • Education of Council Board. 1979
    • Employee Applications. 1980-81
    • Joint Council Meetings. 1979-80
    • Minnesota
      • Gasohol Commission. 1980-82
      • Wheat Research and Promotional Council. 1980
       
    • Northern Corps Institute. 1980-81
    • Nutrition. 1982
    • Seminar and Workshops
      • Chase Econometrics, Agricultural Outlook. 1980
      • Chemical Research. 1980
      • Crop Quality and Wheat Producers Tour. 1980
      • Fargo Agricultural. 1981
      • Financing Agriculture. 1980
      • Gasohol. 1980
      • Grain Marketing System. 1980
      • Group Production. 1980
      • Minnesota Crop Improvement Association. 1981
      • National Grain Transportation. 1980
      • Transportation Management. 1980
       
    • Travel. 1980
    • University of Minnesota
      • Correspondence. 1978-84
      • Grants. 1980-84
      • Reports. 1983
       
    • Vibrant Films. 1978-79
    • Wheat
      • Foods Council. 1981-83
      • Industry Council. 1980
       

    Box 2

    • Agri-Energy, Inc. Contract. 1978-79
    • Agri Growth Council, Inc. Contract. 1978-79
    • First Generation Video Productions, Contract. 1979-80
    • Great Plains Wheat
      • Agreements. 1976-78
      • Contracts. 1976-80
      • Correspondence
       
    • Minneapolis Grain Exchange Contract. 1978-79
    • Minnesota
      • Association of Wheat Growers
      • Contract for Personnel and Space. 1979-80
      • Repayment to Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council. 1977-81
       
    • State
      • Contracts
      • Correspondence
       
    • Wheat Research and Promotion Council
      • Balance Sheets and Contracts. 1978-79
      • Contract with Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers. 1979-83
      • Contractual payments. 1978-79
       
    • National
      • Gasohol Commission Agreement. 1978-79
      • Wheat Growers Contract. 1977-78, 1980-81
       
    • North Dakota State University - Charges, Correspondence, Reports. 1981-82
      • Foreign Market Research Contract. 1978-81
      • Malaysia and Thai Trainee Proposal. 1980-81
      • Quality Research. 1978-82
      • Quality Survey of the Minnesota Wheat Crop. 1978
       
    • Philippine Bakery Van Photograph
      • State of Minnesota Department of Agriculture - Administration Report. 1977-80
      • Contracts and Correspondence. 1978-82
      • Special Transportation Study. 1977-80
       
    • United States Wheat Associates - Contracts and Correspondence. 1980-81
      • Pasta Information Center. 1980-81
       

    Box 3

    • United States Wheat Associates, continued
      • Contracts and Correspondence. 1981-82
      • Cereal Chemist Trainees. 1980
      • Proposal for Model Bakery Project in the Peoples Republic of China. 1980
       
    • University of Minnesota Contracts. 1978-80
    • Western Wheat Associates
      • Bakery Training. 1979-80
      • Contracts
        • Foreign Market Research. 1977-78
        • Handbook Cooking Instruction. 1978-79
        • Japan
        • Flour Millers Agreement. 1978
        • Special Contract. 1978-79
        • Market Development. 1977-80
        • Overseas Research. 1978-79
        • Soo Cooking Institute. 1978-79
        • Taiwan, Baking Equipment. 1979-80
        • Thailand Trainee. 1979-80 
         
       

    Box 4

    • Addendum to the Memorandum of Agreement between the Minnesota Association ofWheat Growers and the National Association of Wheat Growers. 1980
    • Chemicals. 1980-84
    • Conferences
      • International Wheat, Switzerland. 1978
      • Singapore. 1979
       
    • Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers - Annual Convention Material. 1979, 1981
      • Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws. 1981
      • Audit. 1980
      • Board Meeting Agendas and Notices. 1977-81
      • Bids and Building Contract Proposal. 1980
      • Contracts with Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council. 1980-81
      • Correspondence. 1976-83
       

    Box 5

    • Correspondence. 1984-85
    • Convention Speakers Book. 1979
    • Daily Reports and Expenses
      • Dokkin, Vern. 1978
      • Dufauelt, Steve. 1978
      • Peterson, Sam. 1978
      • Syverson, Merv. 1979
      • Wavra, Vern. 1979
       
    • Department of Agriculture Expenditures Summary. 1977
    • Disasters Loan Forms and Correspondence. 1981-82
    • Duluth
      • Grain Truck Parking Study. 1979
      • Port of Duluth
      • Correspondence and Reports. 1979-84
      • Evaluation of Cargil Elevators "C" and "D" Site. 1984
      • Kriese, Rich. 1980
      • Strike. 1979-81
       
    • Election Material. 1977
    • Farm Program. 1977-79
    • UDAG-Superior Correspondence. 1981 

    Box 6

    • Agriculture Insurance Administrators. 1981-84
    • Correspondence
      • Erdahl, Arlan Congressman. 1980
      • Sikorski, Gerry Congressman. 1983
      • Stangeland, Arlan Congressman. 1978-84
      • Vento, Bruce Congressman. 1980-83
      • Weber, Vin Congressman. 1981-82
      • White House. 1980-84
       
    • Farm Program. 1980-83
    • Flour Fund Drive. 1983
    • Form Letters
    • Gasohol. 1978-79
    • Inventory. 1979-80
    • Invitations. 1980-82
    • L & L Fund Contributors. 1976
    • Legislation
      • Alert Bulletin. 1981
      • Legislation. 1978-84
       
    • Legislative Correspondence
      • Bergland, Bob Secretary of Agriculture. 1976-80
      • Block, John Secretary of Agriculture. 1981-84
      • Boschwitz, Rudy Senator. 1979-83
      • Durenburger, David Senator. 1978-84
      • Frenzel, Bill Congressman
      • Hagdorn, Tom Congressman. 1981
      • Oberstar, James Congressman. 1980-84
      • Penny, Tim Congressman. 1983-84
      • Perpich, Minnesota Governor. 1983-84
      • Quie, Minnesota Governor. 1980-82
      • Sabo, Martin Congressman. 1980-81
       
    • Mark II Insurance Agency. 1978
    • Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance. 1978
    • United Life and Accident Ins. Policy. 1978 

    Box 7

    • Agricultural Commodities Act (HF 1018). 1981-82
    • Commodities Promotion Act. 1977
    • Economic Implication of 1983-1984 Pik Program
    • Federal Crop Insurance Legislation. 1979-80
    • Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers - Contract with Minnesota Wheat Research Promotion Council for Lobbying. 1978-79
      • Mailgram. 1976-80
      • Meeting Notices and Press Releases. 1977-79
      • Meetings
        • Convention Sponsor. 1980
        • Four State Wheat. 1980
        • International Durum Forum North Dakota Wheat. 1980
        • Miscellaneous. 1977-80
        • Japanese Food Expo. 1980
        • Joint Farm Group. 1980
        • Merger. 1979-80 1980
        • Minnesota
          • Agri-Growth Council. 1980
          • Grand Roads. 1980
           
         
      • Membership. 1980-81
       
    • Political Action. 1982
    • Reports and Programs. 1983
    • Resolutions. 1976-78, 1980-81
    • Superfund Legislation. 1982
    • Testimony - Doyle, Jack Director Rural Land and Energy Project Environmental Policy Institute. 1981
    • Fladeland, Terry Legislative Commission. 1979
    • Knutson, Jorgen on Energy. 1979
    • Kreps, Fred President of the MAWG before the Committee of Labor. 1981
    • Miscellaneous. 1970-83
    • Rhoades, Charles D. US House of Representatives. 1979
    • Satter, Einer. 1979 

    Box 8

    • Intensive Wheat Management Tillage: A System Approach Seminar. 1985
    • Minnesota State Government Issues. 1984-85
    • National Association of Wheat Growers
    • Agreements. 1981-82
      • Correspondence and Reports. 1978-80
      • Econometric Services Contract. 1981
      • Newspaper Clippings. 1980-87
       
    • News Releases. 1976-81
    • Prairie West Publications. 1983-84
    • Reports and Programs. 1979, 1983
    • Resolutions 1976-78, 1980
    • Signs Permit. 1979
    • Soviet Grain Embargo. 1980-81
    • Speeches. 1978-81
    • States Wheat Related Resolutions 1979-81
    • Statistics. 1976-78
    • Superfund Legislation 1982
    • Travel
      • Fladeland and Sather. 1980
      • Latin America Trip, Fred Kreps. 1979
       
    • Loeslie, Don. 1980
    • Wheat Farming
      • Advertising. 1977-78
      • Correspondence. 1980
      • Issues. 1978-81
      • Letters to the Editor. 1979
      • News Ads. 1979
      • Newspaper Clippings. 1978 
       

    Box 9

    • Algeria, Hocine B. Delmi. 1978
    • All Trade Team. 1978-79
    • Benelux Wheat Trade Mission. 1980
    • Brazilian Wheat Trade Mission. 1978
    • Central American Trade Team. 1978-79.
    • Equadorian Wheat Trade Mission. 1979
    • French Trade Mission. 1977
    • German Trade Team. 1976
    • Ghanian Trade Team. 1978
    • Irish Trade Team. 1978
    • Indian Wheat Industry Team. 1978
    • Japanese
      • Barley Team. 1977
      • Eastern Trade Team. 1977
      • Flour Mill. 1976-78, 1980
      • Food Agency. 1976-79
      • Industry Trade Team. 1978
      • Macaroni Industry Team. 1978
      • Milling Industry Team. 1980
      • Noodle Team. 1976
      • Technologists. 1977
      • Trade Fair Booth. 1978
      • Wheat Sprouting. 1980
       
    • Kenya
      • Orello, Dr. Correspondence. 1978
      • Trade Team. 1977
       
    • Korean
      • Flour Millers Team. 1978
      • Wheat Food Processors. 1977
       
    • Manilla, Ah and Figueroa Travel Team. 1980
    • Mexican Wheat Trade Mission. 1980
    • Moroccan Trade Team. 1978
    • NHK Agricultural Group. 1978
    • Nisshin Flour Milling. 1978
    • North Dakota Japanese Food Agency Trade. 1980
    • Peoples Republic of China
      • Flour Millers. 1978
      • Ministry of Cereals 1980
       
    • Philippine
      • Bakers Exec Team. 1980
      • Briefing Material. 1978
      • Trade Team. 1978
      • Wheat Industry Team. 1979-80
       
    • Poland, Nenrik Olszewski. 1978
    • Portuguese, Wheat Mission Team. 1977, 1980
    • Romanian
      • Technical Wheat Mission. 1978
      • Trade Team. 1979
       
    • Russian Trade Team. 1977
    • South American Surum Trade. 1980
    • Southeast Asia
      • Baker’s Team. 1979
      • Millers Team. 1980
       
    • Syria Trade Team. 1978
    • Taiwan
      • Flour Millers Team. 1979
      • Purchase Agreement. 1978
      • Trade Team. 1977
       
    • Trade Team. 1980
    • Tunisean Wheat Trade Mission. 1979
    • United Kingdom Trade Team. 1978
    • West German Wheat Trade. 1979 

    Box 10

    • Agri-Council of America. 1981-82
    • ASCS. 1981
    • California Wheat. 1981
    • Canada Wheat. 1978-81
    • Cenex Farm Service. 1981
    • Chicago Board of Trade. 1980
    • Colorado Wheat. 1980-81
    • Crop Quality Council. 1981
    • Dunwoody Industrial Institute. 1978
    • Great Plains Wheat
      • Board of Directors Meetings. 1978-79
      • Policy and Procedures Handbook. 1979
      • Progress Report. 1978
       
    • Idaho Wheat. 1979-80
    • International Multifoods
    • Kansas Wheat
      • Commission. 1981
      • Growers. 1981
       
    • Milling and Baking News. 1978-81
    • Minneapolis Grain Exchange. 1981
    • Minnesota
    • Agri-Growth Council. 1978-81
      • Corn Growers Association. 1978-81
      • Department of Agriculture. 1978-82
      • Farm Bureau. 1980
      • Farmer’s Union. 1980-81
      • Good Roads. 1980-81
      • Press Club. 1978-81
      • Wheat Council Report. 1979-80
      • Women for Agriculture.1979-80
       
    • National Macaroni Manufacturing Association. 1981 

    Box 11

    • National Association of Wheat Growers
      • Board of Directors
      • Meeting Minutes.1976-79, 1984
      • Miscellaneous.1979
       
    • Budget. 1977-78
    • By-Laws. 1975
    • Committee Meeting Minutes. 1976-78
    • Confidential from Jerry Rees. 1976
    • Conference and Meeting Announcements. 1977-78
    • Conventions
      • Billings, Montana 1976
      • Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. 1979
      • Denver, Colorado. 1978, 1984
      • Honoluluu, Hawaii. 1977
      • Houston, Texas. 1983
      • Minneapolis, Minnesota. 1981
      • Moorhead, Minnesota. 1980
      • Phoenix, Arizona. 1980
      • San Francisco, California. 1979
      • Washington, D.C. 1982
      • Witchita, Kansas. 1978
       
    • Correspondence. 1976-81
    • Executive Committee Meeting. 1980
    • Leadership Conference. 1981

     

    Box 12

    • National Association of Wheat Growers, continued
      • Correspondence. 1982-85
      • Financial Statements. 1975-80
      • Leadership. Volume 1. 1981
      • Legislation. 1971, 1977-79
      • Membership Activities. 1978
      • News Releases. 1980
      • Newsletter. 1981-83
      • Policy Relations.1977-79
      • Public Relations.1978
      • Reports from Washington.1975-82
      • Retirement Plan
      • Quarterly Reports.1980-August 1981 
       

    Box 13

    • National Association of Wheat Growers, continued
      • Quarterly Reports. September 1981-84
      • Timmerman, Helen, Estate Tax Computation.1983
      • The Wheat Growers. 1979-80 
       

    Box 14

    • Nebraska Wheat. 1980-82
    • North
      • American Export Grain Association. 1979-82
      • Dakota State University
        • Correspondence and Surveys.1980-82
        • Report.1982-83
         
      • Dakota Wheat. 1980-82
       
    • Northwest Regional Development Commission
      • Correspondence. 1981-82
      • Reports. 1984
       
    • Oregon Wheat Growers. 1981-82
    • Port of Duluth. 1982
    • Texas Wheat Producers Association. 1980-83
    • University of Minnesota
      • Correspondence. 1978-82
      • Reports, Proposals and Photographs.1980-82
       

    Box 15

    • University of Minnesota, continued
      • Correspondence. 1983
      • Schuh Research Papers and Reports. 1983-84
       
    • United States
      • Department of Agriculture
      • Correspondence and Reports. 1980-84
      • Farmer House Instructions for Loan and Grant Making.1981
       
    • Wheat Associates
      • Baking School in Nigeria.1871
      • Board of Directors Meetings
        • Denver, Colorado. 1981
        • Houston, Texas. 1980
        • Phoenix, Arizona. 1980
         
      • Correspondence and Reports. 1980-82
      • Crop Quality Report. 1980-81
      • Latin American Crop Quality Seminar. 1980
      • Market Plan. Volume 10. 1981-82
      • News Releases. Volume 16. 1980-81
      • Reports
        • Monthly. Volumes 11-15. 1981
        • Progress. Volume 17. 1980-81
         
       
    • Western Wheat Associates
      • Board of Directors Meeting
      • Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. Volume 4. 1979
      • Denver, Colorado. Volume 1. 1978
      • Portland, Oregon. Volume 5. 1979
      • Washington, D.C. Volume 3 .1979
       
    • Budget Committee Meeting. Volume 2. 1978
    • China
      • Annual Marketing Plan. Volume 7. 1979-80
      • Status of Project. Volume 9. 1979
       
    • Projections of Wheat Imports and Budget Requirements for Asian Area. Volume 8. 1980-84
    • The First Twenty Years by Richard Baum. Volume 6. 1979 

    Box 16

    • Agri Week Newsletter. 1981
    • Boschwitz, Rudy News Releases. 1981
    • Burlington Northern Crop Report. 1981
    • The Citizens Voice Bulletin. 1981
    • Commodities. 1981
    • Commodity Futures Trading Commission Report. 1981
    • Corn Talk Newsletter. 1981
    • Doane’s Agriculture Report. 1981
    • Durneburger, Senator D. News Releases. 1981
    • Economic and Energy Indicators
    • Research Paper. 1980
    • Statistical Reviews. 1981
    • Futures and the Farmer, Farmline Reprint. 1981
    • Grain Quality Newsletter. 1981
    • Hanson and Tiedmann, Inc. Steamship Agents. 1981
    • Intermedia, Minnesota Press Club. 1981
    • Kansas
    • Border of Trade Newsletters. 1981
    • Wheat Scoop Newsletter. 1981
    • Kipplinger Washington Letter. 1981
    • Long Shorts Newsletter. 1981
    • Merrill Lynch Market Letter. 1981
    • Minneapolis Grain Exchange News Releases. 1981
    • Minnesota
      • Agrigrowth Council.1981
      • Business Newsletter. 1981
      • Department of Agriculture News Releases.1981
      • Farmers Union Newspaper. 1981
      • Gasohol News. 1981
      • Government Report. 1981
       
    • Miscellaneous Publications. 1981
    • ML Hall Associates. 1981
    • National
      • Gasahol Newsletter. 1981
      • Macaroni Manufacturers Newsletter. 1981
       
    • North Dakota Wheat
      • Market Review. 1973, 1980-81
      • News Releases.1980-81
       
    • Northwest Experiment Station News. 1981
    • Oregon Wheat Newsletter. 1981
    • Parity Foundation Newsmagazine. 1981
    • Research Institute Recommendations. 1981
    • Service Letter, The Farmers Elevator Association Bulletin.1981
    • St. Hilaire Elevator Newsletter. 1980
    • This Week in the Minnesota House of Representatives. 1981
    • Trading Trends, Weekly Publication of the Minneapolis Grain Exchange.1981
    • US Wheat Association Newsletter. 1980
    • Washington Agriculture Report. 1981
    • Weekly Wrap Up, Minnesota House of Representatives.1981