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Drought / Plains / Midwest #321780

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jun 18, 1988
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(Studio: Harry Smith) Report introduced.

(Bismarck, North Dakota: James Hattori) Lawmakers' tour of drought-stricken Dakotas reported; scenes shown. [FARMER, Senator Patrick LEAHY - discuss drought conds.] Lack of range feed reported causing ranchers to have to sell cattle early. [Cattle rancher Collin JESCHKE - discusses financial problems.] [LEAHY - says food will cost more if farmers are not helped now.] Stmt. from Agriculture Secretary Richard Lyng quoted.

(Studio: Harry Smith) Jesse Jackson shown visiting farm of Robert and Dorothy Mowe in Springfield, Illinois. Jackson's suggestions for dealing with farmers' problems outlined.

Hattori, James;
Smith, Harry

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