NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 20, 1984
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(Studio) [President REAGAN - praises American farmer; lists related statistics.]
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Davis Cnty., Iowa) Econ. plight of United States farmers despite nation's general recovery examined; auction of Terry Paris' farm equipment cited as factors forcing many farmers to sell out. [Vickie PARIS - explains husband's inability to talk with press.] Status of farm land sales in Davis Cnty., Iowa, outlined. [Loan ofr. Doyle SCHMITTER - compares present generation of farmers with those during Great Depression.] Seriousness of Iowa banking problems due to poor farm economy discussed. [Store owner Mila ANDERSON - notes lack of money for farm equipment purchases.] [Rural America spokesperson Dan LEVITAS - notes lack of cultivated land due to farmers' economy plight.] ["Des Moines Register" spokesperson Jerry PERKINS - considers human pain reflected in ads for farm sales.]
REPORTER: Jim Cummins