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Great Plains / Soil Erosion #303601

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 16, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Last Chance, Colorado) Concern of Great Plains farmers over possibility of another dust bowl examined; films shown. [American Farmland Trust spokesperson Bob GRAY - explains scope of current erosion problem.] [Farmer Read SMITH - describes his situation.] E. WA's erosion situation detailed. [Agriculture Department spokesperson Peter MYERS - cites economy cost to nation] Special equipment allowing farming without erosion discussed. [Farmer David SMITH - considers econs. involved.] [Jim ANDERSON - comments on surviving.] [Jim CALDWELL - disagrees.] [GRAY - proposes erosion-reduction plan.] [Rancher Edith PHILLIPS - thinks government subsidies encourage poor farm management] [Center for Rural Affairs spokesperson Marty STRANGE - agrees.]
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

McNamara, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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