ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 27, 1976
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(Studio) House passes bill to create federal inspection agency for grain shipments. President Ford tells farm editors he'll veto legislature unless role of federal government reduced.
(New Orleans, Louisiana) $12.5 billion earned in 1975 from grain exports. [US attorney - General Gerald GALLINGHAUSE - cites specific cases of fraud within grain industry] Some say grain inspection should be federalized. Inspectors are licensed by Agriculture Department but work for Private orgs. often controlled by companies they inspect. [Grain operator attorney Ben TOLEDANO - says abuses should be corrected by proper legal means.] More grain indictments expected.
REPORTER: David Snell
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