NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 09, 1971
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(Studio) Texas experiencing worst drought since 1950s.
REPORTER: Frank Mcgee
(Alice, Texas) Film shows dry, unplanted fields, brown pastures; dairy farmers importing hay from Nbc. [Farmer Gerald ENGLISH - says 1950s drought was longer, but this worse because everything more expensive.] [Busman. George HOFFMAN - says feed companies no longer able to financial farmers; farmers going to banks for loans; banks won't loan to farmers if no crop planted.] [Farmer Leon ESCHBERGER - says has no hope for cotton; may be able to get small grain crop.] [HOFFMAN - got 1/2" of rain few days ago; farmers planting hoping to get more rain within 2 weeks] Some farmers may have to sell farms, if no rain in next few weeks
REPORTER: John Dancy
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