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Farm Strike Developments #53411

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 13, 1978
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(Studio) Farmers' urgings to fellows to cut product in half this year noted; Agriculture Department study results that this won't occur noted. House defeat of farm bill mentioned.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Report on farm strike, its strengths and weaknesses and degree of its success. American Agriculture Mvt.'s vigil at Capitol and President Carter's earlier comments on situation noted. Strength of movement in grain-prod. plains states and reluctance of cattlemen, dairy and produce farmers to get into it outlined. [Cattleman John KLOSTERMAN - says cattle business has 1st profit in several years and he wants to take advantage.] Details of Dole flexible `parity bill that won in Senate but lost in House given; some gains by farmers cited. Iowa farmer Merle Osborne mentioned.
REPORTER: George Strait

Reynolds, Frank;
Strait, George

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