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Farm Progress America - January 4, 2017

Max Armstrong recalls the day in 1980 when President Jimmy Carter fired up the Russian Grain Embargo.

Max Armstrong was in the newsroom in 1980 when President Jimmy Carter, to punish the Russians for their move into Afghanistan, instituted the Russian Grain Embargo and the boycott of the winter Olympics in Russia. He details the impacts of that move, including lost market share for grain exports to that nation.

Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.

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