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Drought / Midwest #321762

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 17, 1988
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(Studio: Charles Kuralt) Report introduced.

(DC: Robert Schakne) Joint-Congress task force shown meeting to discuss drought emergency. [Senator Patrick LEAHY - comments on situation.] Committee's recommendations listed. [Agriculture Secretary Richard LYNG - comments on situation.] Graphic representation of jet stream shown. [Agriculture Department meteorologist Norton STROMMEN - comments on weather.] [National Weather Service spokesperson Don. GILMAN - comments on situation.] Lyng quoted with regard to rain.

(Atlanta, Georgia: Gary Reaves) Army Corps. of Engineers shown dredging Mississippi R. near Memphis, Tennessee. [FARMER - comments on dying crops.] George map illustration rainfall amts. shown. [Kansas City Bd. of Trade spokesperson Melissa CORDONIER - comments on drought's impact upon commodities' prices.] [MAN - comments on prices.] [Econ. Don. RATAJCZAK - predicts food price inflation.] Consumers shown stocking up on foods. [WOMEN - fear shortages.] Meat prices noted decrease [WOMAN - says will purchase less expensive foods.]

Kuralt, Charles;
Reaves, Gary;
Schakne, Robert

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