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Farmer Protests #58290

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 06, 1979
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(Studio) Farmers' protest in Washington, DC reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Police barricade of farmers' tractors to prevent traffic chaos reported [Nebraska farmer Dave MUFF - objects to treatment.] Police compromise offer in afternoon noted. Tractorcade down Pennsylvania Avenue past White House mentioned. Background on farm incomes from 1973-78 given. [Agriculture econ. John SCHNITTKER - comments.] Grain farmers said main demonstrators in DC. Probability that anti-inflation administration won't help farmers cited. "Good Morning America" television show interview with Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland shown. [BERGLAND - says some farmers want publicity and others are greedy. Won't respond to individual complaints until farmers get act together.]
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

Gibson, Charles;
Reynolds, Frank

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