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Block says US will delay subsidized farm exports

The US will delay subsidized farm export deals like the recent sale of wheat flour to Egypt to avoid antagonizing the European Community. That was the promise of US Agriculture Secretary John Block, in Cairo on a 10 -day visit to North Africa and the Middle East. But he said he hoped his trip would help to maintain pressure in talks between the European Community and the US over agricultural export subsidies. The flour deal with Egypt has been a sore spot between the community and the US.

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