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Texas / Drought #15088

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 15, 1971
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(Studio) President Nixon designates drought areas of Texas threatened disaster area; qualifies ranchers for reduced feed prices and low interest loans.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(San Antonio, Texas) Ranchers burning thorns from cactus so cattle can eat moist core. [Rancher Sid WILLIAMS - says has heard longest drought since 1880; cattle dying, not breeding; intends to keep feeding cattle, hoping for rain.] [Rancher Erskine DENSON - says situation disaster.] Cattle sales up 100%.

Reasoner, Harry

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