More than 50 members of the Missouri National Guard are hoping to create alternatives for Afghan farmers to growing opium poppies.
Friday, September 21, 2007 | 5:16 p.m. CDT;
updated 5:35 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008
The world’s largest producer of opium expanded poppy production by nearly 60 percent last year and generated about $3 billion of illicit economic activity in Afghanistan.
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