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National Farm Radio Forum:  The dairy industry in 1962

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Why is skim milk more expensive than two per cent? Is it reasonable to compare milk with beer and cigarettes as a consumer good? Can Canada produce more high-quality cheese? These are just some of the questions for a panel on National Farm Radio Forum in 1962. A new technique allows farmers to submit questions to the program in advance, expanding the give-and-take nature of Farm Forum that has made it a success for more than 20 years.

Medium: Radio
Program: National Farm Radio Forum
Broadcast Date: Dec. 17, 1962
Guest(s): J.M. Hartwick, Jack Monkhouse, James Revell
Duration: 28:52
Photo: CN Photo Collection, Canada Science and Technology Museum

Did You know?


• By the early 1960s, the National Farm Forum Guide was a comprehensive 12-page booklet. Each guide provided extensive background on the week's subject and posed questions for the community forums to discuss after hearing the program. 

 
• "The purpose of the questions is not to examine Forums on what they have learned from the broadcast and Guide. The purpose is to get Forum opinion." - National Farm Forum Guide, Nov. 7, 1960 

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