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A Closer Look (Farming: Supply and Demand) #183271

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 12, 1999
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Dramatic changes in who is working on the American farm introduced.

(Fresno: Kevin Newman) The use of more and more Mexican immigrant laborers on the American farm examined; scenes shown from the California wine fields. [Grape grower Don LAUB - cites his labor needs.] [California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation Mark SCHACHT - says the owners are just greedy and abuse workers.] [Nisei Farmers League Manuel CUNHA - says we cannot pay higher wages.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Yakima, WA: Brian Rooney) The changing face of the American farmer featured; scenes shown form Washington's apple fields. [Recent apple farm owners Roy RUIZ, Juan de la TORRE, Mario MARTINEZ - talk about becoming farm owners.] [American-born farmer Chris PETERS - says he may be the last farmer in his family.]

Gibson, Charles;
Newman, Kevin;
Rooney, Brian

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