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Russian Wheat Sale / Hearings #26883

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 23, 1973
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(Studio) In DC, Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz appears before Senate subcommittee Russian wheat sale in question. Many say wheat sale caused shortages in grain here, causing higher bread prices.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Capitol Hill) Senator Henry Jackson conducting full probe to determine any illegal actions by Agriculture Department or large grain companies [BUTZ - says farmers got good price for wheat. Farmers have been down too long.] [Subcommittee chairperson JACKSON - states in Texas, OK, Kansas, Missouri, farmers sold wheat for less than what they would have gotten if wheat sale announced.] Spokesperson for grain company states information on grain deal given to assistant Agriculture Secretary Carroll Brunthaver. Today Brunthaver says he can't recall for sure getting prior knowledge of sale. Jackson states someone is dishonest.

Clark, Bob;
Jarriel, Tom

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