Chinese Dynamics in Focus, U.S. Supreme Court Considers Scope of Clean Water Act Oct 4, 2022

    🕔Oct 4, 2022
    Bloomberg writer Jinglu Gu reported yesterday that, “China has curbed exports of corn starch in a signal that the world’s biggest corn importer is likely worried about local supplies. “The government has asked companies to suspend shipments to stabilize corn […]

    Ukraine War Pushes Food, Fertilizer Prices Higher; Mississippi Barge Rates Hit Record High Oct 3, 2022

    🕔Oct 3, 2022
    Wall Street Journal writer Yuka Hayashi reported late last week that, “Sharp rises in food and fertilizer prices caused by the war in Ukraine are creating the worst global food crisis since at least 2008, putting […]

    Ag Trade: 218 Ships Have Left Ukraine Under Black Sea Export Deal; U.S. Thanksgiving Turkey Prices in Focus Sep 26, 2022

    🕔Sep 26, 2022
    Reuters writer Pavel Polityuk reported late last week that, “A total of 211 ships with 4.7 million tonnes of agricultural products on board have left Ukraine so far under a deal brokered by […]

    Ag Trade: Russia Wheat Harvest Could Reach Record, but Exports Stymied; Ukraine Begins Corn Harvest Sep 26, 2022

    🕔Sep 26, 2022
    Bloomberg writer Aine Quinn reported today that, “Russia’s wheat harvest could reach a historic 100 million tons, according to consultant SovEcon, with the commodity piling up at home as the nation struggles to export large […]

    “Lackluster” U.S. Harvest Impacting Global Food Supply Challenges, Putin Calls up More Troops Sep 24, 2022

    🕔Sep 24, 2022
    Patrick Thomas reported in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “A lackluster U.S. harvest this year is setting back efforts to relieve a global food supply that has been constrained by Russia’s war […]

    Ag Trade: China To Cut Soy Use in Livestock Rations, Argentina Farmers May Plant More Soybeans Sep 24, 2022

    🕔Sep 24, 2022
    Bloomberg News reported yesterday that, “China is redoubling its efforts to bolster food security by trying to cut the amount of soybeans that get turned into animal feed. “In a notice this week, the farm ministry identified feed grains […]

    Ag Trade: Russia Invasion Impacting Ukraine’s Crop Storage Capacity, Black Sea Export Deal in Focus Sep 21, 2022

    🕔Sep 21, 2022
    Late last week, Bloomberg writer Courtney McBride reported that, “Russia has destroyed, damaged or seized control of 14% of Ukraine’s crop storage capacity since invading in February, jeopardizing the global food supply […]

    Ag Trade: Tentative Rail Agreement Averts Strike; EU Drought Toll Continues; Ukraine Winter Wheat Sowing Begins Sep 21, 2022

    🕔Sep 21, 2022
    Wall Street Journal writer Ken Thomas reported today that, “The White House said Thursday it had reached a tentative agreement to avoid a potential railway strike that threatened to shut down a crucial vein […]

    Ag Trade: India Restricts Rice Exports; France, Romania Help Increase Ukrainian Grain Exports Sep 20, 2022

    🕔Sep 20, 2022
    Financial Times writers John Reed and Jyotsna Singh reported late last week that, “India imposed controls on exports of several varieties of rice on Friday, in a move likely to affect […]

    Ag Trade: Putin Criticizes Black Sea Export Deal; Drought Takes “Hefty Toll” on U.S. Production Sep 12, 2022

    🕔Sep 12, 2022
    Financial Times writers Polina Ivanova, Roman Olearchyk, Henry Foy, and David Sheppard yesterday that, “Vladimir Putin has criticised a grain deal signed with Ukraine that unblocked agricultural products trapped in the country by his government’s […]


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