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Drought / Crop Report / Food Prices / Farmers #117292

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 11, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Release of government crop report announced. Report introduced.

(DC: Bill Greenwood) Crop report reported revealing impact of drought on farm product; details given of likely food shortages and price increases [Assistant Agriculture Department Secretary Ewen WILSON - says large supplies of grain have been stockpiled.] Reaction of consumer advocates to possible price increases noted. [Public Voice spokesperson Diane HEIMAN - fears price gouging.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Reagan shown signing bill for disaster relief aid for farmers and cattle ranchers. Report introduced.

(Lima, Ohio: John Qui

Greenwood, Bill;
Jennings, Peter;
Quinones, John

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