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Shutdown Spawns Vacuum in Farm Market Information

(WICHITA, Kan.) — When Tim Peterson finished planting his 900 acres of winter wheat last week, the usually market-savvy Kansas farmer unexpectedly found himself...

AGRICULTURE: Invaders Feast on Crops

In Idaho, swarms of them can be seen from miles away, and troubled farmers speak of "watching the grasshoppers coming over the mountains." The insects...

AGRICULTURE: Heading for a Veto

Ever since falling farm prices and higher costs put the squeeze on their incomes last year, the nation's farmers have pushed for "emergency" legislation that...

SOVIET UNION: Agriculture Scapegoats

The U.S.S.R.'s perennial agricultural crisis has once again taken its toll in fall guys. This time the Kremlin abruptly removed Vladimir Matskevich, 63, as...

AGRICULTURE: Bigger Surpluses Ahead

The Agriculture Department last week broke the solid and disturbing news that there are still bigger crop surpluses ahead. The department forecast that total...

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