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Grain Sales /USSR / Japan / US #484289

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 12, 1975
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(Studio) "Izvestia" says drought in lower Volga caused crop failure. Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz stopped grain sales to USSR until crop evaluation made. US to sell grain to Japan.

(Chicago, Illinois) At Bd. of Trade, grain prices opened lower. Corn and wheat prices higher. United States to sell 42 million tons grain to Japan over 3 years American Farm Bureau says administration responding to union and political pressure. [Air Force Base William KUHFUSS - says ltding. exports will cause incrd. costs.] United States to take care of regular customers 1st and balance food prices against more Soviet sales.
REPORTER: Rebecca Bell

Bell, Rebecca;
Hart, John

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