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Russia Wheat Harvest Could Reach Record, but Exports Stymied- as Ukraine Begins Corn Harvest

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…

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China Food Security Goals Prompt Effort to Cut Soy Use in Livestock Rations, as Argentina Farmers May Plant More Soybeans

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.”

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

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…

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CoBank, University of Missouri Report: “The Importance of Off-Farm Income to the Agricultural Economy”

CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange division, in partnership with the University of Missouri, released a report yesterday titled, “The Importance of Off-Farm Income to the Agricultural Economy.”  

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Russia Invasion Impacting Ukraine’s Crop Storage Capacity, While Black Sea Export Deal in Focus

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…

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Tentative Rail Agreement Reached- Averting Strike, as EU Drought Toll Continues, and Ukraine 2023 Winter Wheat Sowing Begins

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…

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Food Prices Soar, as Some Railroads Ready to Halt Farm Product Shipments- While Putin, Erdogan to Discuss Black Sea Export Deal

Jeanna Smialek reported on the front page of today’s New York Times that, “Price increases remained uncomfortably rapid in August as a broad array of goods and services became more…

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