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Farm Lobby #94493

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 25, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Pierre, South Dakota) Entire South Dakota state legislature reported in Washington, DC to lobby Capitol Hill for farm aid package [South Dakota senate George SHANARD, state representative Walter MILLER - explain purpose of trip.] South Dakota farmer Rick Wiese's situation cited as illustrating plight of small farmer. [WIESE - describes predicament.] [State representative Andy WIESE - feels helpless.] Dennis Weise's loss of farm mentioned.
REPORTER: Chris Bury

(DC) South Dakota legislators' lobbying efforts today featured; their meeting with Senator Mark Andrews mentioned. [Iowa state representative Robert SKOW - reads letter to President Reagan from Iowa farm girl.] Senate Democrats mentioned hoping to attach farm relief amendment to African drought legislature up for vote soon. [Agriculture Secretary John BLOCK - calls for forging ahead.] Pol. tightrope walked by Senator Robert Dole explained. [DOLE - doubts movement will be realized on issue.]

Bury, Chris;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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