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Special Report / Hunger #476863

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 24, 1974
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(Studio) Food stks. dangerously low. United States wheat reserves for 1961 and 1974 compared, Canada, Australia and United States most important grain-producing cntrys.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Kansas) Farmers put idle land back into production and increase acreage of grain. Even with incrd. production, world-wide food demand may not be met. Kansas to have biggest wheat crop ever. [Farmer Gayle GREGORY - believes food prices will undoubtedly rise.]
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Chicago, Illinois) Bumper crop predicted. [University of Chicago D. Gale JOHNSON says food prices could increase if crop doesn't meet United States expectations.] Consumers to watch harvest closely.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Studio) Even if good harvest reaped, no real surplus to be stored because of other cntrys. buying up United States grain. Nixon administration encourages overseas wheat sales for political and economy reasons.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) United Nations urges Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to propose world food conf. State Department favors storing surplus for possible famine, Agriculture and Treasury depts. worried about grain costs. [Agriculture Department Don. PAARLBERG - believes food stkpiling. costly; food prices depressed.] [Overseas Dvt. Council Lester BROWN - believes retaliation could result if United States doesn't continue exporting grain to needy cntrys.]
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Studio) Unless United States has good crop year, world food shortage could occur.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Jamieson, Bob;
Levine, Irving R.

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