The Presidency: Splendor in the Soil

Rod and Ronald Reagan's old Iowa neighbors have been quietly at work this summer putting together some more good luck to hand to the President in the fall. Unless there is unprecedented capriciousness on the part of nature in the next few days, the heavy ears of corn will mature by the trillions. They will either set a new record for yield, more than 127 bu. per acre, or come so close it hardly matters. And the soybeans, with almost human cunning, are making quite a show of their last 6 in. of...

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