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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 15, 1977
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(Studio) Winter of `77 is worst in 177 years Federal Reserve Bd. statements re: industrial production in January noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(San Joaquin Valley, California) Results of lack of snow for crop production in San Joaquin Valley, California, cited. Usual crop production there given. Crops and herd raising problems noted. Low reservoirs and dams noted. US reclamation Bureau states amount of water for irrigation to be cut. [Water Users' Association, Cecil CAREY - thinks drought will cause economy chaos in valley area. Water shortage next year will be even worse.] Trucking and canning companies, unemployment and consumer food prices also to be affected.
REPORTER: Rick Davis

(Texas Panhandle) Don Langston's problems in keeping his farm going cited. [LANGSTON - states his feelings about failure to make it farming.] Texas panhandle farmer's problems from harsh winter noted. Price of natural gas makes irrigation too expensive. Land, fertilizer and farm equipment rising; grain prices are low.
REPORTER: George Lewis

Chancellor, John;
Davis, Rick;
Lewis, George

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