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Farm Relief #225582

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 05, 1973
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(Studio) Farm belt Congress upset by economy in Agriculture Department which has cut back number of rural programs. Last week Secretary Butz says promised disaster relief loans for Minnesota eliminated.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Montevideo, Minnesota) 15 counties designated disaster areas because of heavy rain in west Minnesota. Farmers counting on low-interest emergency loans for help. Farmers suffering heavy losses. [Farmer - says Nixon wouldn't cut wages or military spending.] [Farmer - says farmers have low priority in government mind.] [Minnesota Secretary Agriculture John WEFALD - says shocked government so unresponsive to needs of farmers.] Farmers considering class action suit to get loans.
REPORTER: Quent Neufeld (WCCO-TV)

(Studio) In closed Congress hearing Secretary Butz defends cutbacks.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) [BUTZ - says Congress's disaster relief program too expensive.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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