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Crop Yields / Agriculture Department Report / Rice Surplus / Irrigation #489949

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 10, 1976
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(Studio) Agriculture Department reports record crops in wheat and corn expected. Rice growers say have surplus; are selling at loss and if many more successes like this, they'll go broke.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Bolivar Cnty., Mississippi) Report on surplus rice crop: reasons for and results of it. [Farmer Joe AGUZZI - says if costs exceed returns, doesn't take long to go broke.] Method 1 group of Mississippi rice growers use in fighting middleman profits noted.
REPORTER: George Lewis

(Studio) Lack of rain problem for upper Midwest crops, but some farmers found solution.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Ree Heights, SD) Report on irrigation usage in Midwest. [Farmer Robert FAWCETT - says it's form of insurance to assure them of some feed supply for cattle each year] [Farmer Harvey WOLLMAN - says big advantage is farmer's not left in boom or bust situation.] Because of drought this year, some water sources had to be abandoned and crops lost anyway, but overall, more and more farmers using system.
REPORTER: Mike Jackson

Brinkley, David;
Jackson, Mike;
Lewis, George

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