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Grain Embargo / Midwest Drought #276568

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Apr 18, 1981
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(Studio) Possibility of United States grain embargo against USSR being lifted soon announced.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(DC) Commerce Secretary Malcolm Baldrige, appearing on Cable News Network, quoted with regard to likelihood of embargo being lifted within next few weeks contingent on USSR ' s continued position on Poland; details given. Role of domestic pols. in decision explained. [Senator Robert DOLE - notes farming industry's immediate agriculture needs combined with political options.] Possibility of White House trading lifting of embargo for support of its farm bill mentioned; questions raised by lifting embargo outlined.
REPORTER: Jed Duvall

(Studio) Continued drought conditions in Midwest outlined.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(El Dorado, Illinois) Situation in south Illinois examined. [Scott BERRY - can't recall last rain.] Impact of weather conditions on farmers' planting decisions explained. [O.L. BERRY - acknowledges risks involved in method currently being used.] Drought's effect on towns in region as well cited. [El Dorado, Illinois, Mayor Richard MOORE - says emergency exists.] Details of El Dorado's plight examined. [Resident Phil CAIN - notes decrease in number of baths taken.] Water rationing efforts outlined. [MOORE - cites economy impact on town.]
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

Duvall, Jed;
McNamara, Bob;
Schieffer, Bob

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