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Farmer Protests #262396

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 07, 1979
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(Studio) Winter storm reported to have had little effect on farmers' protest in DC.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Activities of farm protesters in Washington, DC detailed. [Georgia delegate Tom KERSEY - calls for continued support of protest.] Farmers' aid in clearing snow from streets en route to Capitol Hill mentioned. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland's testimony to House committee noted. [Representative Ron MARLENEE - questions Bergland's statements about farmers' well-being.] [BERGLAND - responds.] Bergland's repetition of Carter administration opposition to further price supports reported.

(Studio) Report on Illinois farmers who didn't go to DC.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(De Kalb, Illinois) Recent conditions in Midwest farming with snow affecting crop sales and beef price increases affecting cattle farmers' situations described. Reaction of farmers here to Agriculture Department report on increase in farm income noted. [Farmer Allan AVES - comments.] [Farmer Bob RUSSELL - comments.] Disapproval of Washington, DC tractorcade by many area farmers reported [Farmer John HUFFTALIN - comments.] [Farmer Ray WILLRETT - comments.] [RUSSELL - comments.]
REPORTER: Don Webster

McManus, Jim;
Mudd, Roger;
Webster, Don

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