CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 10, 1973
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(Studio) Agriculture Department issues rosy crop forecast.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Normal, Illinois) Bumper crops to stabilize food prices and guard against shortages. Crop yield predictions given. [Illinois Agriculture Association Harold STEELE - believes crop production won't be at optimum yields.] [REPORTER - asks if report by Agriculture Department looks too good.] [STEELE - says too many negative indicators point toward worse crop year than predicted.]
REPORTER: Bill Plante
(Mississippi Valley) Spring floods take toll on cotton crop in Mississippi Valley. Cotton prices to remain high. Many farmers switched to soybean crops. Soybean yields to be good, according to Agriculture Department reports [Land owner Dan PORTIS - states export bans should be lifted. Farmers depend on exports.] Spring rains helped rice crops. Good yields expected.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall
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