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Southern DroughtandCrops #252742

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 21, 1977
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(Studio) Summer weather not ideal in some areas of country
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Peach Cnty., Georgia) Report on effect of drought in South on summer crops. [Farmer L.E. THAMES - says even thorough rain now won't help corn crop.] Many farmers plow corn under; Thames plants soybeans, but without rain these too will be at least 1/2 lost. Peanut crop also presently at crucial stage. [MAN - says peanuts now at flowering stage.] Drought's effect on peach crop and cattle feed noted. [Cnty. agent Billy DICK - notes effect on farmers' business] Other related businesses drop off due to lack of farmers' need for them. Long range forecast is for more of same.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

Cronkite, Walter;
Hall, Bruce

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