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Minding Ag's Business
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Fri Mar 21, 2014 02:38 PM CDT

Has anyone else observed what was missing in the lists of possible retaliations for Russia's takeover of Crimea? Military strikes, asset freezes, trade retaliation were on the table. But notice the words grain boycott or its cousin, grain embargo, never came up.

Have policymakers learned their lessons or just forgotten?

When I asked Kevin Ryan, a retired two-star general and a Russian expert at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government about prospects for embargoes earlier this month, it wasn't even on his radar. He was most concerned that neither the US or NATO is militarily capable of forcing Russia to ...

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