AGRICULTURE: Showing the Russians

Over the rolling hills west of Montana's Big Horn River, 51 huge combines sliced through the golden wheat fields like avenging tanks last week as they raced to set a one-day world record for wheat harvesting. Watching the spectacle from a vantage point overlooking his 65,000-acre farm stood white-thatched Thomas Donald Campbell, 76, the world's biggest wheat farmer, and two astonished guests. The guests: Dmitry Omelyanenko, 48, Vice Minister of Agriculture of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic, and Mikhail Krylov, 28, an agricultural economist, both members of an eleven-man Russian agricultural mission invited by the U.S. State Department to visit...

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