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Food Prices / Tomato Harvest / Migrants #29811

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 24, 1974
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(Studio) Govt. says transporters, marketers get bigger percent of last month's food bill; farmers share dropped. Except with regard to tomatoes.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Homestead, Florida) Fewer tomatoes; too many hands. Growers pay 25 cents bucket. Migrants hard hit. [MIGRANT - describes plight.] Fewer acres tomatoes planted, due to Mexico competition. Corn planted instead of other vegetables. [MIGRANT - recalls other times.] Migrants picket for free food stamps. [MIGRANT - explains procedure with regard to food stamps.] Fed. Emergency Work Program may help, but hard times predicted for migrants.
REPORTER: Charles Murphy

Murphy, Charles;
Reasoner, Harry

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