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Farmer Protests #36198

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 12, 1975
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(Studio) Some farmers, angry over low prices they get, may have other plans for this year's crops.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Gerard, Illinois) Some Mid. West grain farmers to defy federal government and not put land in full production during coming growing season. [Illinois farmers union Harold DODD - believes 10% production cutback to increase crop price by 20% this fall if farmers participate on widespread basis.] Farmers want government to guarantee production costs; Ford administration opposes proposal. [Farmer Jim WITHERS - says farmers want cost guarantees because government has asked farmers to produce from fence row to fence row.] [Grain elevator manager Carl BRUSH - says there's no coordination between cost of raw product and end product.] Farmers believe middlemen responsible for escalating food prices.
REPORTER: Ron Miller

Miller, Ron;
Smith, Howard K.

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