ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 06, 1973
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(Studio) New York Congress Benjamin Rosenthal announces meat boycott organizers will meet in Washington, DC Wednesday to discuss future plans. So far only supermarket chain to lower meat prices is Grand Union Company
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Ontario, California) Boycott causing farmers to keep cattle from stockyards. [Cattle broker Arnold BOLANDER - says farmers didn't cause high prices. Bad weather, high grain costs, etc. have driven prices up.] [Feed lot operator Grant ANDAHL - says is withholding beef from market for 30 days.]
REPORTER: Anne Kaestner
(S)ARC visits Columbus, Ohio, to see effects of meat boycott there.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Columbus, Ohio) Consumers buying less beef. Farmers sending less beef to mkts. [Fight Inflation Together spokesperson Cynthia PARKER - says inflation is main issue. Beef prices affect everyone.] [Dorthea Von JASINSKI - says has been buying less beef for last 2 mos., especially expensive cuts.] 1500 meat cutters and butchers in Ohio laid off work because of boycott. [Ohio Farm Bureau spokesperson C. William SWANK - says farmers feel it's unfair to take out wrath about inflation on farmers only. All prices up.]
REPORTER: Ron Miller
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