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Farmers' Strike / Farm Bill Defeat #257335

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 13, 1978
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(Studio) Farmers' reaction to House defeat of farm bill stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Farmers' march on White House after House vote and protests this morning noted. [MAN - says Carter hasn't kept campaign promises.] [Gregg SCHULER - tells President and Congress that this is only beginning.] Farmers' differing opinions about how to continue fight for better farming conditions outlined. [Joe ARLEDGE - says only way to prove point is to let people go hungry.] American Agriculture Mvt. plans for national convention in Oklahoma City on April 24 noted. [Morris PATTERSON - cites political lesson learned in issue.]
REPORTER: Susan Spencer

(Studio) Report on less severe reaction of farmers near Pontiac, Illinois.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Pontiac, Illinois) Report on reaction of farmers in this area to defeat of farm bill and their degrees of participation in administration program for relieving econ. pressure on farmers. [Ed HARMS - will take part in administration program.] [Roger BROWN - doesn't know if he'll go along.] [Ray RIPLEY - believes defeated bill would have been inflationary and that 20% plan is sufficient.] [Carl SHARP - thinks present program is what they need.] [Robert SHANE - plans to go along with administration program because it's all there is now; isn't satisfied with it.] Agriculture Department predictions of number who will sign up cited.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley

Cronkite, Walter;
Kelley, Chris;
Spencer, Susan

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