Grain Prices Will Remain High During the 2022 Marketing Year – Commentary Aug 7, 2022

    🕔Aug 7, 2022
    This week, continuing our examination of four crises facing food and agriculture we turn our attention to what the executive director of the World Food Programme, David Beasley, has described […]

    Grain Markets at a “Pivot Point,” Global Food Security Could “Take Years” to Return, as War and Weather Hurt Supplies Jul 2, 2022

    🕔Jul 2, 2022
    Bloomberg writers Kim Chipman, Eleanor Song, and Tarso Veloso Ribeiro reported yesterday that, “Global grain markets are at a pivot point, with prices finally starting to ease after a dizzying surge earlier this […]

    Ag Trade: Diplomats Address Deepening Food Crisis; Egypt Trims Wheat Imports Jun 27, 2022

    🕔Jun 27, 2022
    Missy Ryan reported in Saturday’s Washington Post that, “Top diplomats urged swift global action on Friday in the face of a mounting food crisis, as the war in Ukraine worsens conditions that […]

    Russia Chokes Off Ukraine’s Exports, Seen as “Deliberate Attack” on Global Food Chain, Black Sea Escorting Warships Considered May 26, 2022

    🕔May 26, 2022
    Shane Harris reported on the front page of today’s Washington Post that, “Newly declassified U.S. intelligence shows that a Russian naval blockade has halted maritime trade at Ukrainian ports, in what world leaders call a deliberate attack […]

    Kansas City Fed Examines Market Disruptions; Ukraine Grain Production Could Rise; Egypt Faces Wheat Strains May 24, 2022

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    🕔May 24, 2022
    Bloomberg writer Yvonne Yue Li reported yesterday that, “Farmers are still making money despite the higher costs for fuel and fertilizer, as crop prices have risen even more. “That’s the view of Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas […]

    “Serious Threats” to Global Food Security; 2022 Grain Harvest in Ukraine Could Fall by 55% Apr 1, 2022

    🕔Apr 1, 2022
    Bloomberg writers Jasmine Ng and Claudia Maedler reported today that, “Global food security faces ‘serious threats’ from a combination of soaring prices, fertilizer shortages and a potential loss of production due to the war in Ukraine, according […]

    Food Security: EU to Aid Farmers, Free Up Fallow Land; U.S. Farm Groups Request CRP Flexibility Mar 24, 2022

    🕔Mar 24, 2022
    Bloomberg News reported yesterday that, “The European Union is proposing a 1.5 billion-euro ($1.65 billion) funding package for farmers, plus freeing up fallow land for crops as it seeks to shore up food security after […]

    Fertilizer Prices Break New Records, Stir Food Security Concerns with Elevated Commodity Prices Mar 22, 2022

    🕔Mar 22, 2022
    Emiko Terazono reported yesterday at The Financial Times Online that, “Fertiliser prices are breaking new records as supplies from Russia, the leading exporter, has dwindled, adding further to fears over food security. “Russia’s export ban this […]

    Senators Tackle U.S. Ag’s Foreign Ownership – DTN Nov 1, 2021

    🕔Nov 1, 2021
    U.S. agriculture and food officials would have permanent representation on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, if a bill introduced by a group of U.S. […]

    Ag Policy: U.S. Seeks Coalition for U.N. Food Summit – DTN Sep 17, 2021

    🕔Sep 17, 2021
    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is in Florence, Italy, on a recruiting mission to create a “coalition for productivity growth” — a group of agricultural export countries to stress the role […]


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