BUSINESS ABROAD: How to Feather a Nest

The No. 1 poultry farm in the Middle East is Greenleaf Farm & Hatchery in Lebanon's flat, fertile valley of Bekaa, where Caesar's colonials once raised wheat. Hatched three years ago by husky Harvard ('48) Lawyer Robert Marshall Stevenson, 37. Greenleaf Farm delivers some 10,000 eggs and 1.500 chickens a day to Beirut alone, is a prime example of how well U.S. farming methods work in underdeveloped countries.

Last week Greenleaf signed a new contract to provide Beirut's airport restaurant with 750,000 fresh eggs a year. A British contractor asked Greenleaf to...

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