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Weather / Drought #1028967

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Statistics on the drought cited; map shown.

(Woodrow, Colorado: Kristen Dahlgren) The impact of the drought after devastating wildfires in the West featured; details given about the drop in livestock prices. [F-Cross Ranch Wayne ASHBURN†- comments on the shortage of grass and reducing the herd.] [F-Cross Ranch Mark FRASIER†- says it can be the last straw for farmers.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Tunica, Mississippi: John Yang) The drop in the water level in the Mississippi River that is making shipping more dangerous and expensive featured; scenes shown of exposed sand bars, a dredger; shipping statistics cited.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Siler City, North Carolina: Anne Thompson) The toll on chicken farmers featured. [Poultry producer Ron JOYCE††- says we have to raise our prices.] [Perdue Farms feed mills Terry MANESS††- notes the high cost of corn for feed.] [North Carolina State University agriculture economist Kelly ZERING†- comments on North Carolina as a bellwether.]

Williams, Brian;
Dahlgren, Kristen;
Yang, John;
Thompson, Anne

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