NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 14, 1977
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(Studio) Beginning of farmers' strike today noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Springfield, Colorado) Beginnings of idea for strike in Springfield, Colorado, noted. Activities of strikers in pueblo, Colorado, described. Ex. of farmers' problems is case of Gene Schroder. [SCHRODER - won't buy anything because he has all he needs to live.] Possibility of violence in strike cited.
REPORTER: Jim Ruddle
(Immokalee, Florida) Sympathy for strike of fresh produce farmers in Florida and inability to let crops go in order to participate described. [John GOODNIGHT - contrasts costs of growing pepper crop 15 years ago and now.] Farmers' complaints about government regulations and food market charges for fresh vegetables outlined. [Gyron ROYALS - would be out getting another picking of tomatoes if stores would price them so public would buy; notes price differences.]
REPORTER: Fred Francis