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Late in 1979, the Russians mounted an offensive in Afghanistan. This action was perceived as a direct threat to U.S. security by the President of the United States. A course of nonmilitary response to this threat was planned. One component of this plan, announced on January 4, 1980, I called for an embargo of high-technology goods and all agricultural commodities except the quantities of corn and wheat agreed to by previous treaty.
Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University
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Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University; English, Burton C.; Schatzer, Raymond J.; Roberts, Roland K.; and Heady, Earl O., "Potential long-term agricultural impacts of the Russian grain embargo" (1981). CARD Reports. 99.