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Floods / Mississippi River #228445

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 01, 1973
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(Studio) Flooding of Mississippi River has done great farm damage.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Mississippi) Heavy rains last fall kept part of Mississippi cotton crop from being harvested. Now Mississippi delta faces economy disaster because farm land flooded and will be too late to plant when floods recede. [Cotton farmer John NAILL - says can't plant crop this year] [Agriculture Secretary Earl BUTZ - says things will be hard for farmers with flooded land.] Farmers can expect little relief from government, Butz says.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

Cronkite, Walter;
Hall, Bruce

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