“Serious Threats” to Global Food Security; 2022 Grain Harvest in Ukraine Could Fall by 55% Apr 1, 2022

🕔Apr 1, 2022
Bloomberg writers Jasmine Ng and Claudia Maedler reported today that, “Global food security faces ‘serious threats’ from a combination of soaring prices, fertilizer shortages and a potential loss of production due to the war in Ukraine, according […]

Food Security: EU to Aid Farmers, Free Up Fallow Land; U.S. Farm Groups Request CRP Flexibility Mar 24, 2022

🕔Mar 24, 2022
Bloomberg News reported yesterday that, “The European Union is proposing a 1.5 billion-euro ($1.65 billion) funding package for farmers, plus freeing up fallow land for crops as it seeks to shore up food security after […]

Fertilizer Prices Break New Records, Stir Food Security Concerns with Elevated Commodity Prices Mar 22, 2022

🕔Mar 22, 2022
Emiko Terazono reported yesterday at The Financial Times Online that, “Fertiliser prices are breaking new records as supplies from Russia, the leading exporter, has dwindled, adding further to fears over food security. “Russia’s export ban this […]

Senators Tackle U.S. Ag’s Foreign Ownership – DTN Nov 1, 2021

🕔Nov 1, 2021
U.S. agriculture and food officials would have permanent representation on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, if a bill introduced by a group of U.S. […]

Ag Policy: U.S. Seeks Coalition for U.N. Food Summit – DTN Sep 17, 2021

🕔Sep 17, 2021
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is in Florence, Italy, on a recruiting mission to create a “coalition for productivity growth” — a group of agricultural export countries to stress the role […]

U.N. Direction on Food Security Is Wrong, Says Former U.S. Ag Ambassador – DTN Jul 26, 2021

🕔Jul 26, 2021
Although Indiana farmer Kip Tom left his post in January as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, he is keeping tabs this week as […]

U.S. vs. E.U. – Battle Over Ag, Food Systems – DTN Dec 11, 2020

🕔Dec 11, 2020
Kip Tom, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture (FAO), told farmers Wednesday they need to understand the growing debate between the U.S. and Europe […]

COVID Pandemic Exposes Food Insecurity – DTN Oct 20, 2020

🕔Oct 20, 2020
The COVID-19 economic shutdown that led to disruptions in the food supply chain may have hit hardest those Americans who already have challenges finding their next meals. In particular, many […]

Robust Soybean Export Forecast, While Countries “Bulk Up” Food Supplies Oct 19, 2020

🕔Oct 19, 2020
Mark Ash and Dana Golden explained in this month’s Oil Crops Outlook, from USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS), that, “Despite an unchanged yield, USDA pegs the 2020/21 U.S. soybean crop down by 45 million bushels […]

COVID-19 Created Disconnect Between Where Food Is Produced, Where It’s Needed May 21, 2020

🕔May 21, 2020
As perfect storm is currently hitting agriculture. An extended period of low farm product prices, Reduced need for corn-based ethanol due to reduced driving in response to sheltering in place, […]

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