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Drought / Wheat / Kansas #244301

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 13, 1976
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(Studio) Report on winter wheat crop. Man shows areas affected by drought.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Kansas) High winds blow away dry topsoil. Many farmers plowing up fields. [Farmer Arnold REIMER - says this year is hardship. Will try again.] Meade Cnty. produced 5 million bu. last year; 1 million likely this year 1/2 of Meade farmers apply for federal disaster aid. [Conservation service, Frank MOISER - tells how aid helps farmer.] 1200 apply for aid in Kansas. Trees' use as wind shield useless when ground dry. $10.5 million spent on wind breaks in `75. Water needed.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

Cronkite, Walter;
Kelley, Chris

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