Agriculture: Supermarket to the World

Bucking and bawling, 150 spindly-legged calves were put aboard a Milan-bound TWA jet cargo plane at New York's Kennedy International Airport last week, the first of 100,000 U.S. calves bound for European tables this year. Most U.S. farm exports do not rate jet accommodations, but they are increasingly getting a first-class reception around the world. In fiscal 1964 the U.S. reported a record $6.1 billion worth of agricultural products, $1 billion more than in the previous year. Only $1.6 billion of the total was tied in with U.S. aid programs—and the recent rise in the exports of foods and...

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