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A grain deal with the Soviets may benefit both sides

When Ronald Reagan in April lifted the partial grain embargo against the Soviet Union that had been imposed by Jimmy Carter 16 months earlier, it was clear that the U.S. was willing to sell its harvest surplus. Not so certain was whether Moscow was willing to buy, and, if so, how much. After a day and a half of bargaining in London last week, American and Soviet trade officials announced that the U.S.S.R. will be allowed to purchase 3 million metric tons of wheat and...

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