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Weather / Drought #630877

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 02, 1999
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(Yellowstone National Park: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: David Bloom) Declaration of a natural disaster area in the East due to the severity of the drought; details given of the break of the heat wave in the Midwest noted; scenes shown of Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman visiting a West Virginia farm. [Farmer Terry DUNN - says he has never seen the land so dry.] [USGS chief hydrologist Dr. Robert HIRSCH - says this drought could be the worst in the century.] [Dunn and Dunn, Incorporated Allen DUNN - says his company is working as hard as possible to drill wells.] [New Jersey Governor Christine Todd WHITMAN - says she will order water restrictions.]

(Yellowstone National Park: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Anne Thompson) Concerns about the future of farmers after droughts and lower prices for crops examined. [Pennsylvania farmer Lee COOMER - says crop prices have not kept up with costs.] The drop in export of farm crops and low crop prices noted. [American Farm Bureau Federation Dean KLECKNER - says there is high supply and low demand.] [Chicago Board of Trade broker Brian SCOTT - says corn prices will not drop lower.]

Bloom, David;
Brokaw, Tom;
Thompson, Anne

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