Industry: Spreading Fertilizer

That old farmer, Nikita Khrushchev, has lately learned that a lot of things have changed down on the farm since he broke the Russian soil behind a mare. To explain away the fact that Russia harvests less than the U.S., though it cultivates twice as much farm land, Khrushchev insists: "Yields don't depend upon the system. It's merely a matter of the U.S.'s producing more mineral fertilizer." Fertilizer, for so long the essential ingredient of barnyard humor, has become a vital factor in the economic cold war, and Khrushchev has launched a costly crash program to quadruple Russia's output...

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