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Drought / Farmers #103873

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 24, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Atlanta, Georgia: Rebecca Chase) Midwest farmers' donation of hay to drought-stricken S.E. peers and President Reagan's order for emergency military airlift of donated feed reviewed; details given, scenes shown. [REAGAN - hopes to do all possible.] Govt.'s limited drought aid program described. [Farmer Tom TRANTHAM - describes his financial situation.] [Georgia agriculture commissioner Tommy IRVIN - explains opposition to proposed sale of surplus grain.] [Agriculture Secretary Richard LYNG - acknowledges limited drought aid available.] [Farmer Robert POLLEY - notes success of individual farmers' aid to each other.]

Chase, Rebecca;
Jennings, Peter

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