CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 24, 1973
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(Studio) Cotton farmers to receive small price for cotton this year because crop sold before cotton demand incrd.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Americus, Georgia) Cotton prices increase, but money to go to speculators rather than farmer. Farmer sold crop before planted, but farmers ready to rebel. [Farmer Clay FLETCHER - hates to think someone else makes 100% profit on his cotton.] [Cotton broker, Bill GEORGE - admits cotton crop has been profitable for broker.] Raw cotton demand increases To consumer, high cotton prices inevitable. Memphis, Tennessee, scenes shown.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall
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