Planting Continues in Ukraine, as UN Sees “Breaking Point” Over Food Prices in Middle East Apr 4, 2022

    🕔Apr 4, 2022
    Reuters writer Pavel Polityuk reported yesterday that, “Ukrainian farmers have sown about 400,000 hectares (988,000 acres) with various spring crops by Thursday, or a tenth more than by the same date last year, despite […]

    Farm Inflation: Fertilizer, Food, and Equipment Manufacturing Mar 28, 2022

    🕔Mar 28, 2022
    Financial Times opinion columnist Rana Foroohar indicated yesterday that, “We know that the war in Ukraine has led to sharp increases in prices for both food and fuel. This in turn has […]

    Ukrainian Farmers Plant 1st 150,000 Hectares; Concerns Over Food Prices Persist Mar 28, 2022

    🕔Mar 28, 2022
    Reuters writer Pavel Polityuk reported yesterday that, “Major global grain grower Ukraine has sown the first 150,000 hectares of spring crops amid the Russian invasion which could sharply reduce the sowing area, the country’s deputy […]

    Corn Prices Climb Nearly 50% in 2021 May 11, 2021

    🕔May 11, 2021
    Wall Street Journal writers Ryan Dezember and Kirk Maltais reported on Monday that, “America’s biggest cash crop has rarely been more expensive. Corn prices have risen roughly 50% in 2021 and a […]

    FAO Food Price Index Reaches 6-Year High, But Below 2011 Peak Jan 12, 2021

    🕔Jan 12, 2021
    Reuters News reported last week that, “World food prices rose for a seventh consecutive month in December, with all the major categories, barring sugar, posting gains last month, the United Nations food […]

    Ag Trade: La Nina a “Supply-Side Wild Card” Dec 8, 2020

    🕔Dec 8, 2020
    Wall Street Journal writer Lucy Craymer reported late last week that, “La Niña is shaking up agriculture in an already-tumultuous year for commodity markets. “The natural weather phenomenon, known as the cool sister […]

    Coronavirus: Food Prices Rise; Labor Remains a Concern Apr 7, 2020

    🕔Apr 7, 2020
    Bloomberg writers Agnieszka de Sousa, Ruth Olurounbi, and Jen Skerritt reported on Monday that, “As the coronavirus pandemic penetrates more deeply into global supply chains, prices for key staples are starting to […]

    World Food Prices Rise for 4th Consecutive Month Feb 7, 2020

    🕔Feb 7, 2020
    World food prices rose for the fourth consecutive month in January. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 182.5 points during the month, up 0.7 percent from December and 11.3 percent higher than […]

    Thanksgiving Dinner: Turkey Prices at 10-Year Low Nov 15, 2018

    🕔Nov 15, 2018
    Consumers heading to grocery stores this Thanksgiving will find many reasons to give thanks. Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and department head of Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Economics, said estimated turkey prices […]

    UK Not Ready for Brexit’s Impact on Food, Report Warns Jul 18, 2017

    🕔Jul 18, 2017
    Severe problems with the UK food system are likely unless issues are addressed, according to latest expert report The retail industry is predicting price rises of up to 22 per […]


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