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Cattlemen Complain / Washington, DC / Economy #29580

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 12, 1974
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(Studio) Group of cattlemen unload steers on mall in Washington, DC to show their dissatisfaction with economy
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Cattlemen challenge Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz to accept 10 head of beef, feed them, and sell them for profit; Butz declines. [South Dakota meat promoter Bob SAMUELSON - wants Butz to investigate possible price fixing of beef.] [Senator George McGOVERN - fears for very existence of American farm.] Farmer getting less than his share for beef; consumer paying more than his share; investigation into middle ground desperately needed.
REPORTER: Jim Kincaid

(Studio) 30 steers to be slaughtered and donated to poor in DC.

Kincaid, Jim;
Reasoner, Harry

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