CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 14, 1981
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(Studio) Current peanut crunch, blamed on drought, outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Cutford, Georgia) Role played by legal limitations on regions government allows to grow peanuts in current price activity examined; background to situation, stemming from Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal programs, outlined. [Farmer Gene MILLER - explains process.] Liston Radney's control of peanut allotments in south Georgia and benefits he realizes from them examined. [RADNEY - defs. controls.] [Senator Richard LUGAR - notes benefits given peanut allotment holders.] [Senator Howell HEFLIN - defs. allotments.] [MILLER - expresses fear at losing income; mentions USSR .] Ignorance of peanut allotment noted affecting lack of public opposition to system.
REPORTER: Charles Osgood
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