Federal Reserve: Observations on the Ag Economy- April 2023 Apr 20, 2023

    🕔Apr 20, 2023
    On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its April 2023 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining to the […]

    After “Price Shocks,” Grain Prices Fall Back to Pre-War Levels, Food Inflation Concerns Persist Apr 6, 2023

    🕔Apr 6, 2023
    In its April Market Monitor report, the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) indicated that, “Over the past 10 months, world prices of most grains and oilseeds have fallen back to levels prior to the war […]

    Battle For Ukraine: The Untold Farming, People And Infrastructure Stories From The Front Lines Mar 3, 2023

    🕔Mar 3, 2023
    Dressed in protective gear, Illinois farmer Howard G. Buffett bounced his way across frozen back roads, driving in well-worn tracks along the path to Bakhmut, near the front lines of […]

    One Year After Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: How Has World Trade Realigned? Feb 24, 2023

    🕔Feb 24, 2023
    A year ago, Russia’s initial invasion of Ukraine injected uncertainty about global grain supplies  into the market. As questions swirled surrounding the amount of grain Ukraine would be able to […]

    Black Sea Grain Initiative Up for Renewal in March, Negotiations Expected This Week Feb 22, 2023

    🕔Feb 22, 2023
    Reuters writer Pavel Polityuk reported late last week that, “Negotiations will start in a week on extending a U.N.-backed initiative that has enabled Ukraine to export grain from ports blockaded by […]

    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 […]

    Ag Trade: “Relative Optimism” on Black Sea Grain Export Deal, Some Mississippi River Grain Terminals “Halt” Deliveries Oct 27, 2022

    🕔Oct 27, 2022
    Reuters writer Michelle Nichols reported yesterday that, “United Nations aid chief Martin Griffiths said on Wednesday that he was ‘relatively optimistic‘ that a U.N.-brokered deal that allowed a resumption of Ukraine Black Sea grain […]

    Ag Trade: “Mixed Rhetoric” Surrounds Renewal of Black Sea Grain Deal Oct 26, 2022

    🕔Oct 26, 2022
    Dow Jones writer Will Horner reported yesterday that, “The future of the Black Sea grains deal is shaping up to be agricultural markets’ key concern this week, while weather for South American […]

    Mississippi River Barge Traffic “Continued to Struggle,” as “Active and Intensive” Discussions Occur on Black Sea Export Deal Oct 24, 2022

    🕔Oct 24, 2022
    Cameron McWhirter reported in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal that, “Barge traffic continued to struggle along the Mississippi River and its tributaries as low water caused boats and barges to run aground on sandbars up […]

    “Fertilizer Prices Are Falling,” Black Sea Export Deal in Focus, Mississippi River Flow Draws Attention Oct 22, 2022

    🕔Oct 22, 2022
    Bloomberg writers Elizabeth Elkin and Tarso Veloso Ribeiro reported yesterday that, “Fertilizer prices are falling as farmers balking at the high costs of nutrients hold off on purchases, driving down demand and causing gluts that […]


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