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Campaign `72 / US-Soviet Wheat Deal #22332

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 11, 1972
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(Studio) Democrats charge Nixon Administration favored special interests in large grain sale to Russia, to disadvantage of farmers.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) [Agriculture Secretary Earl BUTZ - calls McGovern charge a lie. Demands public retraction.]
REPORTER: Frank Tomlinson

(Studio) McGovern says Admin. attacks indicate he hit a sore point. Campaigning with Senator Edward Kennedy in Minnesota, he says if elected he will stop takeover of farms by giant absentee corporations.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Grand Fork, North Dakota) North Dakota farmers, who harvest later than most, will benefit most from United States wheat sale to Russia. [Wheat farmer Art GREENBERG - approves wheat deal; thinks politics should stay out of farming.] Agri-businessmen want to develop international mkts. for their products. Large farmers can afford to store grain, wait for best prices, etc; unlike smaller ones.
REPORTER: Ron Miller

Miller, Ron;
Reasoner, Harry;
Tomlinson, Frank

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