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Midwest / Drought #235947

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 27, 1974
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(Studio) Weather scientists and farmers worried.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Sherman Cnty., Kansas) Drought conditions remain in Midwest Scientists believe ideal conditions for bumper crops over,
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Boulder, Colorado) Studies indicate coming food shortages and famine. [National ctr. for atmospheric research Dr. John FIROR - says could have 4 or 5 dry years] Researchers interested in: cooling of pts. of Pacific Ocean and sunspots. Droughts coincide with lessening of sunspot activity.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(Sherman Cnty., Kansas) [Farmer Don ALLEN - cites dryness of season.] [Farmer Merl WHITE - says farmers will have to dispose of herds if drought conts. for years People worried.]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Drinkwater, Terry;
Mudd, Roger

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