Reno, Milo, 1866-1936.

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Farm leader. In the 1880s Reno campaigned actively for the Union Labor Party and the Farmers' Alliance. In 1921 he became president of the Iowa Farmers' Union and served in that capacity for nine years. In the 1930s he organized the National Farmers' Holiday Association seeking suitable prices for farm products, and in 1932 called for a "farm holiday" to strike for higher prices.

From the description of Papers, 1927-1959 [microform]. (National Agricultural Library). WorldCat record id: 32324054

Farmers' rights activist, farmer, and newspaper editor from southeast Iowa. During his career Reno served as president of the Iowa Farmers' Union (1921-1930); organized and presided over the National Farmers' Holiday Association which sponsored the farm strike of 1932-1933; helped to organize the Farmers' Alliance; was active in local Grange and Farm Bureau organizations in Wapello County; and edited the Oskaloosa newspaper, The farmer and miner. Politically he supported legislation which would ensure production costs recovery for farmers (such as the Republican sponsored McNary-Haugen Bill, 1923-1928) but opposed many of Roosevelt's New Deal programs. He was a leader in Iowa's "Cow War" (1931-32) protesting mandatory bovine tuberculosis testing.

From the description of Papers, 1928-1937. (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id: 52036124

Farm leader. Born in Wapello County, Iowa on January 5, 1866. In the 1880s Reno campaigned actively for the Union Labor Party and the Farmers' Alliance. In 1921 he became president of the Iowa Farmers' Union and served in that capacity for nine years. During that period he also served as president of the Farmers' Union Life Insurance Company and the Farmers' Mutual Automobile Association.

In the early 1930s Reno organized the National Farmers' Holiday Association and as its president campaigned for suitable prices for farm products - prices which would cover production costs and afford a reasonable profit. In August, 1932 he called for the first "farm holiday" which was in reality a strike for higher prices. After somewhat limited success, especially in the midwestern states, the movement collapsed. Later that year Reno's organization proclaimed a moratorium on tax and mortgage payments which ultimately highlighted the plight of the farmer and which prompted Congressional action for legislative solutions to the problem.

From the description of Papers, 1927-1959. [microfilm]. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122584673

Farm leader. Born in Wapello County, Iowa on January 5, 1866. In the 1880s Reno campaigned actively for the Union Labor Party and the Farmers' Alliance. In 1921 he became president of the Iowa Farmers' Union and served in that capacity for nine years. During that period he also served as president of the Farmers' Union Life Insurance Company and the Farmers' Mutual Automobile Association.

In the early 1930s Reno organized the National Farmers' Holiday Association and as its president campaigned for suitable prices for farm products - prices which would cover production costs and afford a reasonable profit. In August, 1932 he called for the first "farm holiday" which was in reality a strike for higher prices. After somewhat limited success, especially in the midwestern states, the movement collapsed. Later that year Reno's organization proclaimed a moratorium on tax and mortgage payments which ultimately highlighted the plight of the farmer and which prompted Congressional action for legislative solutions to the problem.

From the description of Papers, 1927-1959. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 148528919

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New Deal, 1933-1939
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Agricultural laborers--Labor unions--Organizing
Agricultural laws and legislation
Depressions--1933
Strikes and lockouts--Agricultural laborers
Farmers--Political activity
Banks and banking
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Birth 1866

Death 1936

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