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Drought / Midwest / Economy #489321

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 30, 1976
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(Studio) Drought in upper Midwest causing trouble for many people.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Highmore, SD) Many livestk. producers selling herds because of lack of hay. [Cattleman Max CRUSE - says does no good to keep cow if it costs more than it's worth to feed it.] Drought also affecting farming communities. [Banker Les STRAIGHT - says every busman. there will feel it; predicts worsening business conditions.] Everybody to be affected; county budget will have to be cut. [Cnty. commissioner Merle ANKRUM - says new school agriculture program to be cut; also road budget.] Farmers say they may not have to sell all cattle if government will share cost of bringing in hay from other states, but help must come soon.
REPORTER: Mike Jackson

Chancellor, John;
Jackson, Mike

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