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Why government aid for drought?

Blowing dust, swarms of grasshoppers, and not enough hay to feed the starving livestock. For Prairie farmers, drought can be disastrous. But it's not just the farmers who suffer — a severe drought in Western Canada can hurt the entire Canadian economy. From the devastating dustbowl years of the Great Depression to some of the more recent Prairie dry spells, CBC Archives explores the history of drought in Western Canada.

The Food Show looks at the need for the government to help out during drought.
Medium: Radio
Program: The Food Show
Broadcast Date: June 15, 1980
Guest: George Price
Host: Gerry Wade
Duration: 3:53

Last updated: May 31, 2013

Page consulted on February 13, 2014

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