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Farm Crisis #542061

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 27, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Mt. Ayr, Iowa) Major rally in Ames, Iowa, by farmers protesting Reagan admin.'s agriculture policy featured; films shown. [SPKRS. - claim rural America is heart of nation; mention OMB director David Stockman.] [American Agriculture Mvt. spokesperson Corky JONES - suggests pointing finger of blame at Reagan.] Farm-related econ problems in Mt. Ayr, Iowa, described. [Brenda BABCOCK - questions if anyone would miss Iowa should it disappear.]
REPORTER: John Severson

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Congress demonstration across from White House protesting President Reagan's farm policy examined, shown. Emergency farm aid legislature passed by both Senator and House today examined; Senator Robert Dole's reaction to vote led by Senator Edward Zorinsky quoted on screen. [Senator Mark ANDREWS - responds to Dole's sarcasm.]
REPORTER: John Dancy Artist: Arthur Lien

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Reagan's commitment to vetoing any emergency farm legislature affecting his budget proposals discussed.
REPORTER: Chris Wallace, Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John;
Severson, John;
Wallace, Chris

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