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Cattle Prices / Protest #477237

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 17, 1974
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(Studio) Some Mid. West cattlemen and hog farmers refuse to send animals to market as protest against low prices. Mtg. held in Washington, DC to discuss problem.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Sioux City, Iowa) Cattle prices force some farmers into bankruptcy. Cattlemen place blame for low prices on several things; details given. [Cattle feeder Lyle HOMAN - thinks middleman making big profit; cattleman and consumer hurt.]
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

(DC) Supermkts. aren't passing lower beef costs on to consumer. Consumers urged to buy more meat. [Econ. cnsl. Kenneth RUSH - believes consumer should buy now because prices may get higher.] High meat prices have changed American's eating habits; less beef bought.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

Brokaw, Tom;
Levine, Irving R.;
Simpson, Carole

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