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Special Assignment (Georgia Farm Crisis) #100945

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 14, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Farmers Home Admin. reported giving farmers deadline for repaying loans or losing farms; details given.

(Candler Cnty., Georgia: Rebecca Chase) Georgia farm crisis with highest foreclosure rate in nation examined; scenes shown. [Irving BOWEN, uniden. FARMERS - describe their predicament.] Factors leading to crop failures and extensive disaster loans outlined. [Bobby ODOM - blames circumstances.] [Carlton CLIFTON - notes destruction of crop by hurricane this year] [BOWEN - thinks Federal Housing Administration shares blame; explains.] [Federal Housing Administration county supervisor Linda FOUNTAIN - defs. agency.] [FARMERS - comment.] Farmer L.B. Hill's recent suicide as effort to help family recalled. [ODOM - feels rural America is dying.]

Chase, Rebecca;
Jennings, Peter

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