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Farm Strike / Decision Time #53011

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 15, 1978
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(Studio) Farmers' protest in DC, complete with goats and chickens, reported Strikers face hard decisions in farming areas of country
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Valdosta, Georgia) Time has come for farmers in south Georgia to decide whether or not to go along with American Farm Mvt.'s call for 50% reduction in crop planting this year Report is on decision-making process of some farmers. Larry Dennis' decision to do so and negative decisions of most farmers in area, and reasons for decisions, detailed. [Farmer John ZIPPER - if he cuts 50%, might as well do so 100%, because 1/2 would leave him unable to meet debts. Says farmer in own position cannot afford to strike.] [Farmer Lavelle WEBB - says 50% cut isn't realistic and that not even those advocating it will cut 1/2 of product when planting time comes.]
REPORTER: David Snell

Snell, David;
Walters, Barbara

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