× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Economy / Food Prices, Shortages #471484

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 02, 1973
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(Studio) Spokesperson for grocery mfrs. says food industry facing crisis. Move to Phase IV needed immediately. Govt. hearing in Washington, DC to determine possible controls of Phase IV.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [Food and Vegetable Association spokesperson Bernie IMMING - says freeze tragic for vegetables and some foods. Many commodities unavailable.] [Meat Institution spokesperson Herrell DeGRAFF - says breeding herds at base of food chain being destroyed. Must be stopped.] Food industry recommends price freeze be removed now to prevent shortages.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Houston, Texas) Food shortages felt in Houston. Produce experts say tomatoes and potatoes to be first to have shortages. Wholesalers won't buy vegetables from farmers because no profit available. [Produce wholesaler Sam LAVIAGE - says farmers taking advantage of freeze. Wholesalers get no profit.]
REPORTER: George Lewis

(Merced, California) Tomatoes are picked green and shipped from California. California growers charging 30 cents pound Wholesale and retailers' prices frozen at about 30 cents. Supermkts. can't take loss. [Tomato grower Nate ESFORMES - believes retail price must be raised to 49 or 50 cents for profit margin, or no tomatoes bought from farmer.]

Chancellor, John;
Levine, Irving R.;
Lewis, George;
Neal, Roy

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.