FT: “World’s Food Supplies Still Under Threat,” “Multiple Risks Remain,” Notes Bloomberg News Jan 30, 2023

    🕔Jan 30, 2023
    Emiko Terazono reported on Saturday at The Financial Times Online that, “Fertiliser and crop prices have fallen sharply since their peaks after last year’s Russian attack on Ukraine.   Yet agriculture specialists and analysts have warned that […]

    3 Consumer Trends Farmers Can’t Afford to Ignore Jan 10, 2023

    🕔Jan 10, 2023
    Consumer preferences can totter between fads and trends (think emus versus plant-based meat). For farmers to capitalize on consumer demands, they must be able to sort out what is an […]

    World Food Prices Dropped in December; China Demand in Focus; and Mississippi Barge Rates Normalize Jan 9, 2023

    🕔Jan 9, 2023
    Bloomberg writer Megan Durisin reported today that, “After a year marred by disruptions from the war in Ukraine and extreme weather, global food prices ended 2022 roughly where they started. “A United […]

    Ag Trade: Mississippi Water Level Worries Persist, Russia Concerned About Black Sea Export Deal Oct 14, 2022

    🕔Oct 14, 2022
    Don Lee reported on the front page of today’s Los Angeles Times that, “That turkey you’re planning for the big family get-together is going to give you a nasty peck on the pocketbook. […]

    Planting Continues in Ukraine, as UN Sees “Breaking Point” Over Food Prices in Middle East Apr 4, 2022

    🕔Apr 4, 2022
    Reuters writer Pavel Polityuk reported yesterday that, “Ukrainian farmers have sown about 400,000 hectares (988,000 acres) with various spring crops by Thursday, or a tenth more than by the same date last year, despite […]

    Farm Inflation: Fertilizer, Food, and Equipment Manufacturing Mar 28, 2022

    🕔Mar 28, 2022
    Financial Times opinion columnist Rana Foroohar indicated yesterday that, “We know that the war in Ukraine has led to sharp increases in prices for both food and fuel. This in turn has […]

    Ukrainian Farmers Plant 1st 150,000 Hectares; Concerns Over Food Prices Persist Mar 28, 2022

    🕔Mar 28, 2022
    Reuters writer Pavel Polityuk reported yesterday that, “Major global grain grower Ukraine has sown the first 150,000 hectares of spring crops amid the Russian invasion which could sharply reduce the sowing area, the country’s deputy […]

    Corn Prices Climb Nearly 50% in 2021 May 11, 2021

    🕔May 11, 2021
    Wall Street Journal writers Ryan Dezember and Kirk Maltais reported on Monday that, “America’s biggest cash crop has rarely been more expensive. Corn prices have risen roughly 50% in 2021 and a […]

    FAO Food Price Index Reaches 6-Year High, But Below 2011 Peak Jan 12, 2021

    🕔Jan 12, 2021
    Reuters News reported last week that, “World food prices rose for a seventh consecutive month in December, with all the major categories, barring sugar, posting gains last month, the United Nations food […]

    Ag Trade: La Nina a “Supply-Side Wild Card” Dec 8, 2020

    🕔Dec 8, 2020
    Wall Street Journal writer Lucy Craymer reported late last week that, “La Niña is shaking up agriculture in an already-tumultuous year for commodity markets. “The natural weather phenomenon, known as the cool sister […]


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