ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 07, 1979
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(Studio) Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland's statements against raising price supports for farmers, made to House Agriculture Committee, noted. Washington, DC police reported to allow some tractors out from barricades in order to demonstrate at Agriculture Department Film shown. Farmers offer to use tractors to help clean Washington, DC streets after snowstorm stated.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Studio) Most farmers protesting in Washington, DC noted to be grain farmers. Reasons for lack of dairy farmers in protests given.
REPORTER: Max Robinson
(DC) Guarantees for dairy farmers' to ensure profit reported Claims that this cheats consumers stated. [WOMAN - notes rises in milk prices; won't buy if prices rise again.] [Consumer advocate Ellen HAAS - comments.] Price support system for dairy prods. detailed. [American Dairy Association spokesperson Patrick HEALY - states reasons system isn't inflationary.] [Common Cause spokesperson Fred WERTHEIMER - reports amount of 1976 campaign contributions dairy ind. gave to congress candidates.] Admin. sources' statements about political reasons that milk price support system is unlikely to be repealed, regardless of economy considerations, given.
REPORTER: George Strait
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