AGRICULTURE: The Wheat Deal (Contd.)

The complexities of the grain market are too confusing to permit quick conclusions on whether the Nixon Administration's wheat deal with the Soviet Union led to improper profits and thus amounts to another scandal from which the Democrats ought to be able to reap campaign benefits. But one facet of the highly complex situation looked like a clear-cut case of conflict of interest. Two high Government officials involved in the negotiations with the Russians quit their Agriculture Department jobs to take top positions with two U.S. exporting firms that had much to...

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