Canada: Bread for Russia

The broad prairie wheat fields of Canada are fast becoming a breadbasket for the Communist world. Last month, scooping into its gigantic surplus, Canada closed its second big grain sale to Red China—this time for more than $360 million. Last week the Russians came to call and quietly negotiated the biggest single one-year wheat export deal in Canadian history.

According to Ottawa, which expected to sign the agreement this week, the Russians want a staggering 225 million to 250 million bu. next year. Estimated value: $500 million. Added to the China sale and Canada's normal 250 million-bu. wheat trade, the purchase...

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