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Milk Support Prices #492772

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 22, 1977
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(Studio) Govt. to raise milk support prices so dairy prods.' retail prices will go up. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland holds press conference with regard to issue.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) At beginning of conference Bergland notes retail increases in cheese and butter, not milk. [BERGLAND - can't imagine noticeable milk price increase to consumer.] Aide says however support price increase will be passed to consumer. [BERGLAND - asks aid with regard to statement.] [Aide Sidney COHEN - says there's more direct relationship than apparent.] Bergland notes Carter campaign promise to raise milk price supports.
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Studio) Some dairy farmers concerned with regard to possible oversupply of dairy prods.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Cleveland, Ohio) Dairy farmers like Ken and Mary Dagleish worry that high milk prices will cause farmers to keep cows instead of slaughtering them and create oversupply in summer. [DAGLEISH - says it might be counterproductive.] Consumers concerns with regard to higher prices for dairy products. [WOMAN - says prods. have to be bought, so other things have to go.] [2nd WOMAN - will cut buying of prods.]

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Cochran, John;
Kur, Bob

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