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Drought / Texas #321642

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 10, 1988
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Department of Agriculture reported designating several Texas counties as drought emergency areas. Report introduced.

(Rio Grande City, Texas: James Hattori) Texas drought featured. Prickly pear cactus noted eaten by cattle; details given, scenes shown. [MAN - says cactus only thing cattle have to eat.] Farmers shown burning needles off cactus. [MAN - comments on dryness.] Farmers noted having to sell much of their livestk. [MAN - comments on selling.] Agriculture Department report results discussed. [Texas agriculture commissioner Jim HIGHTOWER - comments on need for disaster relief.] [MAN - comments on rain.]

Hattori, James;
Schieffer, Bob

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