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“Most Expensive Crop in Decades,” Farmers Battling Skyrocketing Costs

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…

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China Dynamics in Focus, While U.S. Supreme Court Considers Scope of the Clean Water Act

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.” 

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IMF- Food Insecurity Rising Since 2018, War in Ukraine Push Food and Fertilizer Prices Higher, as Mississippi Barge Rates Hit Record High

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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218 Ships Have Left Ukraine Under Black Sea Export Deal, While U.S. Thanksgiving Turkey Prices in Focus

Reuters writer Pavel Polityuk reported late last week that, “A total of 211 ships with 4.7 million tonnes of agricultural products on board have left Ukraine so far under a…

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