CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 16, 1973
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(Studio) Farmers beginning to react to Nixon plan to phase out farm subsidies.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Bismark, North Dakota) Wheat farmers in North Dakota plains fear ending of subsidies will force small farmers out of business. Farmers gather to protest farm cutbacks. [Farmer Rudolph HILDEBRAND - says Nixon has betrayed farmers.] [Farmer Royce TOPP - says Nixon not honest with farmers.] [President North Dakota Farmers' Union Edward SMITH - says Nixon farm policy will hurt nation's econ.]
REPORTER: Jeff Williams
(Mississippi delta) In Mississippi delta large cotton farms like that of West. -W. Sullivan not unusual. [SULLIVAN - says feels ending of subsidies a good thing if done over period of years] Small farmers won't survive without subsidies. [Farmer Eugene HODGES - says without subsidy would have to find another job.]
REPORTER: Jed Duvall