Seeds Of Rebellion?

Could the Iraqi resistance soon be spreading from the cities to the countryside? That's what some U.S. officials fear if the nation's 600,000 farmers face another disastrous growing season. This year's summer season was wrecked largely by the war as well as by the looting of $1 billion worth of fertilizer, seeds and agricultural equipment from 100 warehouses. Now the farmers are worrying about what could be another calamity. They are afraid they may not be able to plant the seeds for the next growing season before the rains begin, any day now. What's missing: fertilizer.

The problems began when the...

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