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Farmers' Strike / Oklahoma City Meeting #498492

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 24, 1978
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(Studio) Report on farmers' meeting in Oklahoma City where there's hanging in effigy of President Carter.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) Details given concerning farmers' meeting in which they plan to organization lobbying efforts in DC; their dissatisfaction over defeat of farm bill in Congress noted. Oklahoma AFL-CIO president Joe Johnson's report to meeting that it would be illegal for labor to agree to farmers' request that they not handle imported food. [American Agriculture Mvt. spokesperson Stan Delaware BOER - says farmers will get something done if they stop worrying about law and decide that they have nation to save.] Farmers' refusals to cut product as strike leaders had urged detailed. [American Agriculture Mvt. spokesperson Tom KERSEY - says farmers have to cut to answer problem, and that people in Washington, DC won't do anything unless farmers go to them with pressure.]
REPORTER: Bob Dotson

Chancellor, John;
Dotson, Bob

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