Mr. Wheat: A Biography Of U.S. Senator Of Milton R. Young

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The first-ever biography of Milton R. Young, North Dakota's longest serving U.S. Senator, who was in office from 1945 to 1981. He gained his nickname of Mr. Wheat for looking out for the best interests of wheat farmers in the Upper Midwest, and he formed a strong alliance with Southern Democrats on the Agriculture Committee to do so. He was the target price concept in the 1973 Farm Bill, which continues to be used in agriculture today. Every other Senator knew that if you were talking about wheat and agriculture, you had to talk to Milton Young, said U.S. Senate Historian Donald Ritchie.

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