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Some progress seen in session on Israeli exit from LebanonUS, USSR hold grain talks; a Soviet czar to tour US farms

US and Soviet officials meet in Washington today for talks on grain. The consultations, scheduled twice yearly under a five-year grain agreement, were last held in Moscow in May. The Soviet Union, facing its sixth consecutive poor harvest, is expected to import a record 50 million tons of grain this year, of which 17 to 18 million tons may come from the United States.

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Next week Soviet Agriculture Minister Valentin Mesyats is to visit the US for an unusual two-week tour of American farms.

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