Meat and milk for Soviets feel pinch of US embargo

Figures from the Central Statistical Board published in the weekly Economic Gazette showed that overall meat production in the Soviet Union through November was 14.129 million tons, down 3 percent from 1979 levels. Milk production was given as 59.219 million tons, also a 3 percent drop. Meat and milk production were expected to be the areas most affected by the US-led grain embargo against the Soviet Union to protest the invasion of Afghanistan.

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