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(Studio) Hawaii economy suffers as sugar prices fall.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Hawaii) Plantations close, workers being laid off. Prices fall below costs of raising Hawaii cane. Earlier United States laws with regard to imports into United States aided Hawaii growers. Now mainland United States sugar beets are big competitor. [President Sugar Planters Association Karl BERG - speaks of competition.] Rural Hawaii could become another Appalachia. [Sugar cane worker George CHIQUITA - would be hurt if sugar industry failed.] Situation described; need for diversification noted, as well as need for continuation of sugar industry Hawaii wants new sugar act to limit imports and control prices. Will be problem for Jimmy Carter, as United States population would have to pay more for sugar to keep Hawaii industry alive.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater
- Drinkwater, Terry;
- Mudd, Roger
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