The Embargo's Bitter Harvest

U.S. farmers are angry, and the Soviets eat more black bread than meat

There was a long queue last week at the bread shop on Leningrad's Nevsky Prospekt. "They are selling special holiday loaves," explained a woman in line, as she stamped her feet against the cold. Yes, she knew about the U.S. grain embargo, imposed a year ago this week. "But it hasn't affected us," she insisted.

Most agricultural experts agree with her. The embargo declared by President Carter on Jan. 4, 1980, in response to the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan has yet...

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