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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 29, 1977
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(Studio) President signs farm bill that raises price supports and revamps food stamp program. (Film shown.) Other provisions in bill with regard to solar energy and Food for Peace program. Bill doesn't completely satisfy some farmers.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Washington, Iowa) Farmers at equipment fair in south Iowa like price support program, but aren't happy with land-set-aside program. This plan already applies to wheat and probably will apply to corn. [Roger PLEGGENKUHLE - doesn't like idea because government will get control of crops again.] [Ken HENDERSON - doesn't think government should be in farming. Cites needs.]
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

(Studio) One reason president signs farm bill is that it contains changes he asked in food stamp program.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) (Agriculture Department film shown.) Report on changes in program; these listed. Head of New York food stamp program, Sidney Brooks, likes new plan, but is concerned about enforcing it. [BROOKS -notes impossibility of checking to see if all on program are searching diligently for jobs.] Before program can get underway next spring, public hearings will be held around cntry., beginning next week in Boston.
REPORTER: Mitchell Krauss

Bowen, Jerry;
Cronkite, Walter;
Krauss, Mitchell

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