Over the broad Midwest prairies the harvest spilled northward in a bright golden wave. Last week it brought its bounty to this little farm near Lincoln, Neb., where War Veteran Fred A. Liebers, his wife and their husky son grow wheat and oats, tend their dairy cows and chickens, and feed part of the world.

To the U.S. farmer, harvest is a time of rejoicing and backbreaking work. Well before sunup the Liebers were out in the barn, snapping the stanchions on their Holsteins, switching on the 20-year-old milking machine. They paused briefly for a hearty farm breakfast on the cool screened...

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