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Farm Subsidies / Honey Ind. #302898

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 01, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Lancaster, Pennsylvania) Govt. subsidy of honey industry examined. [Beekeeper Richard ADEE - notes extent of government price support for honey.] 1950 law mandating government purchase of surplus honey explained. [Agriculture Secretary John BLOCK - considers honey subsidy unnecessary.] Cartoon scenes shown courtesy Walt Disney Productions. Econs. involved in United States honey subsidy compared to international honey prices graphed on screen. [Dutch Gold Honey, Incorporated spokesperson Ralph GAMBER - notes expense of United States honey.] [Beekeeper Joseph PERRY - explains refusing participation in government subsidy program.] [ADEE - cites need for tariffs and quotes on foreign honey.] [BLOCK - responds.]
REPORTER: Jane Bryant Quinn

Quinn, Jane Bryant;
Rather, Dan

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