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(Studio) Report on Minnesota drought.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(S. West Minnesota) Film shows effects of drought. [Agriculture Commissioner Jon WEFALD - estimates $600 million loss.] Drought's effect on alfalfa noted; poor yield makes it more expensive for farmers to raise their herds. Cattle sent to slaughter much earlier. [Rudolf SMIRNOV - says lot of farmers going broke.] Some farmers bringing in professional rain makers; churches offer rain prayers each Sunday 14 in. of rain needed in next few wks.
REPORTER: Brian Ross
- Chancellor, John;
- Ross, Brian
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