NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 02, 1976
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.
(Studio) United States grain crop will be record this year; would have been larger if rainfall had been heavier. North Carolina has had driest year in 90 years; biggest loss in tobacco.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Raleigh, North Carolina) Tobacco big money crop here. [Tobacco grower Wilbur BRITT says rainfall about 50% off this year; last year was bad year but this year 25% off compared to last year] Corn probably off 50% but rain in next few days could save some of younger crops. Some farmers turning soybeans under; say it'll cost more to harvest than worth. Last yr's. rain came at bad time; now some of smaller farmers may have to give up. [MAN - says financial institutions will be reluctant to lend money after 2 years of losses, causing smaller farmers to go out of business] Steady 3-4 day rain needed to help and even then would be too late to help much.
REPORTER: Dave Riggs
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.