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Farm Crisis #542269

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 10, 1985
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(Studio) Agriculture Department report on current farm crisis summarized; department's failure rate for United States farms noted considerably higher than that cited recently by President Reagan when he vetoed emergency farm aid bill.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Spencer, Iowa) Emotional impact of farm failure on farmers such as MarIon and Kathy Langner examined. [LANGNERS - note their emotional investment in farm.] [Becky HARMALINK - hadn't anticipated failure.] [Delbert DODGE - recalls contemplating suicide.] [Counselor Pete ZEVENBERGEN - describes fragile emotional state of region's farmers.] [HARMALINK, therapy group PARTICIPANTS - air their frustrations.]
REPORTER: Bill Schechner

Palmer, John;
Schechner, Bill

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