Wheat Climbs to Highest Price Since June as Black Sea Tensions Rise; Transportation Variables in Focus Oct 11, 2022

    🕔Oct 11, 2022
    Bloomberg writers Kim Chipman and Megan Durisin reported yesterday that, “Wheat closed at the highest price since June as traders considered a worsening Russia-Ukraine war against lackluster US grain demand. “The futures […]

    Ag Trade: Wheat Climbs Following Ukraine Bridge Attack; Mississippi Logjam Eases Oct 10, 2022

    🕔Oct 10, 2022
    Financial Times writers Roman Olearchyk, Mehul Srivastava, Max Seddon, and Christopher Miller reported today that, “Vladimir Putin has described Russia’s massive airstrikes on Ukraine, its most extensive since the early weeks […]

    “Backups and Bottlenecks” on Mississippi, as World Food Prices Fell in September Oct 7, 2022

    🕔Oct 7, 2022
    New York Times writer Jacey Fortin reported yesterday that, “Low water levels in the Mississippi River have snarled barge traffic along one of the nation’s busiest waterways this week and have […]

    Low Waters on Mississippi River Creates “Logjam,” as Bird Flu Spreads in California Oct 6, 2022

    🕔Oct 6, 2022
    Bloomberg writers Michael Hirtzer, Elizabeth Elkin, and Joe Deaux reported yesterday that, “A logjam of more than 100 ships, tugboats and their convoys of barges in the shrinking Mississippi River is threatening to grind trade […]

    Ag Economy: “Most Expensive Crop in Decades,” Farmers Battling Skyrocketing Costs Oct 5, 2022

    🕔Oct 5, 2022
    Sarah Bowman, writing on the front page of the Money section in today’s USA Today, reported that, “Outside Evansville, near the corner of Indiana where it meets with Kentucky and […]

    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 […]

    Hurricane Ian – One of the Strongest Storms to Ever Hit the U.S. Causes Damage and Destruction Oct 2, 2022

    🕔Oct 2, 2022
    Elizabeth Findell, Dan Frosch and Cameron McWhirter reported on the front page of today’s Wall Street Journal that, “A day after Hurricane Ian ripped through the beach towns and coastal cities of southwest Florida, […]

    Fertilizer Prices Remain “Considerably Higher” Than Last Year, Hurricane Ian Could Worsen Outlook Sep 30, 2022

    🕔Sep 30, 2022
    DTN writer Russ Quinn reported yesterday that, “Retail fertilizer prices tracked by DTN for the third week of September 2022 continue to show varied prices. Five of the eight major fertilizers are lower in price […]

    Adverse Weather Brings “Shrinking” Harvests, and Tight Global Grain Inventories Sep 27, 2022

    🕔Sep 27, 2022
    Reuters writer Tom Polansek reported yesterday that, “The world is heading toward the tightest grain inventories in years despite the resumption of exports from Ukraine, as the shipments are too few and harvests from other major crop […]


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