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Farm Price Drops / NFO #244177

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 08, 1976
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(Studio) Drop in farm prices for year causes some farmers to say they're being victimized by system.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Milwaukee, WI) Farmers at NFO convention have 2 primary concerns; farm prices and adequate profit. Reporter notes recent discrepancies in actual farm prices and parity. [NFO president Oren Lee STALEY - says huge chain stores are cause of farm price drop while food market prices stay same.] Farmers want more control with regard to pricing to insure stable economy future. [Dairy farmer Alphonse SCHLOSSER - says if prices fluctuate, profit being made, but not by farmer.] [Wheat farmer Stanley SKADBERG - says prospect of profit doesn't look good now.] NFO expects agriculture issues to get attention of Carter administration, but say more organization is what is really needed.
REPORTER: Randy Daniels

Cronkite, Walter;
Daniels, Randy

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