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Drought / Food Prices #116326

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 21, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Impact of drought on United States rivers reported Heat wave reported; scenes shown from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Report introduced.

(Will Cnty., Illinois: Charles Thomas) Reaction of Chicago Bd. of Trade to impact of drought on American farmers featured; scenes shown from board floor. [Commodities analyst Dan MARKEY - discusses effect on food prices.] Corn crop detailed; scenes shown. [FARMER - comments.] Estimated impact of drought on food prices given.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Charles Harvey, farmer in Alexandria, LA, reported asking to be excused from jury duty to plant crop in case it rained.

Jennings, Peter;
Thomas, Charles

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