NBC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 02, 1985
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(Studio) Pres Reagan's proposed cut in farm aid package noted.
REPORTER: Connie Chung
(Minnesota) Feared impact of President's suggested cuts in farm subsidies examined; states currently experiencing agriculture crisis listed. Econ. situation faced by successful Minnesota farmers Bill Goette, Bob and Gary Mueller described Basis of current farm crisis explained, illustrated. [GOETTE, Bob MUELLER - acknowledge expansion was too large to sustain.] [Tom O'NEILL - responds to farm administration's refusal to grant him operating loan despite last year's profit.] OMB director David Stockman and Agriculture Secretary John Block's effort to reach compromise with Congress on farm aid package recalled. [BLOCK - expects aid package soon.] Block's proposal outlined on screen. [Webster Communications spokesperson James WEBSTER - cites need for major government involvement.] [Minnesota agriculture commissioner Jim NICHOLS (ed.: actually Bill GOETTE) - advises farmers.] [September 20, 1984, REAGAN - seeks farm security]
REPORTER: Lee McCarthy
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