NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 05, 1982
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(Studio) Agriculture Secretary John Block reported asking Congress to cut dairy price supports.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Watkins, Minnesota) Issue of price supports for America's dairy farmers examined; current status of dairy surplus noted. [BLOCK - comments on amt. of cheese government will give away.] Cost of subsidies to government last yr. noted. [BLOCK - cites amount spent at present.] Agriculture act of 1949 explained; case of Dairyman's Cooperative Creamery Association cited as example [Association spokesperson George De MEDEIROS - defs. action.] Amt. of milk bought by government last year mentioned. [Nutrition Institution spokesperson Ellen HAAS - considers situation one of conspicuous hypocrisy.] Farmer Gene Asfeldt's increase in herd explained. [ASFELDT - would like higher subsidy.] [Farmer Emilio GROPPETTI - defs. subsidies.] Probable course of situation considered.
REPORTER: Mark Nykanen
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