FARMING: Mungs for Profit

In Oklahoma, in the U.S. bonanza belt where anything can happen, hundreds of farmers last week were marketing the last of a freak crop worth $4 million. The crop: mung beans.

Mungs are legumes that came originally from China. For more than 100 years a few U.S. farmers have raised mungs in small quantities for fodder, but had found little market for them as a cash crop. But when imports of mungs from China were blockaded, owners of chop-suey joints from coast to coast and as far west as Honolulu flashed an S O S. The sprouts of U.S. mungs...

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