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Wheat Politics / Embargo #271382

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 27, 1980
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(Studio) Criticism of President Carter by Midwest wheat farmers noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Chicago, Illinois) Current state of wheat farming examined; films shown. [Farmer Bob THURMAN - criticizes Carter.] Opposition to Carter administration for its grain embargo against USSR noted. [Kansas Wheat Growers Association spokesperson Earle HUNT - comments.] Drop in wheat prices and increase in costs outlined. [Grain company manager Jim REED - comments on embargo.] [Commodity broker Dennis SHURTZ - recalls administration's promise with regard to excess grain and embargo.] Admin.'s response cited. [Agriculture Secretary Bob BERGLAND - says USSR is hurt.] [HUNT - says Bergland won't support wheat farmer.] Chances of ending embargo as President's popularity slides in farm belt noted.
REPORTER: Derrick Blakely

Blakely, Derrick;
Rather, Dan

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