• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF STATE FOR AGRICULTURE, MR ORVILLE FREEMAN, HAS BEEN EXAMINING AGRICULTURAL METHODS OF CONDITIONS IN AREAS OF THE RICH MEKONG DELTA OF SOUTH VIETNAM.

  • Description

    THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF STATE FOR AGRICULTURE, MR ORVILLE FREEMAN, HAS BEEN EXAMINING AGRICULTURAL METHODS OF CONDITIONS IN AREAS OF THE RICH MEKONG DELTA OF SOUTH VIETNAM.

    MOST OF THE CULTIVATED AREAS OF THE DELTA ARE GIVEN OVER TO RICE, AND AFTER HIS INSPECTION TOUR THE SECRETARY SAID HE BELIEVED SOUTH VIETNAM WOULD BE SELF-SUFFICIENT IN RICE PRODUCTION IN TWO YEARS. UNTIL A FEW YEARS AGO VIETNAM WAS A RICE-EXPORTING NATION.

    THE AREAS VISITED BY MR. FREEMAN WERE IN PARTS OF THE MEKONG DELTA CONSIDERED BY THE AMERICAN MILITARY OFFICIALS IN SOUTH VIETNAM TO BE FREE OF VIET CONG FORCES.

    ONE OF THE PROBLEMS CONSIDERED BY MR. FREEMAN WAS A DECLINE IN THE PRICE OF RICE. RICE SALES FORM THE BASIS OF THE ECONOMIES OF MOST OF THE SMALL AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITIES IN THE DELTA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABE8N4LH7OZ5XHVQHT1HWIVMCV
    Media URN:
    VLVABE8N4LH7OZ5XHVQHT1HWIVMCV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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