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, […]

Coronavirus: No Quick Fix for Pork Industry – DTN Apr 30, 2020

🕔Apr 30, 2020
The executive order signed Tuesday by President Donald Trump is expected to provide more federal resources to ensure packing plants have safety measures in place for their workers to continue […]

COVID-19 Could Almost Double Global Acute Hunger, Says UN Apr 23, 2020

🕔Apr 23, 2020
The Financial Times reported this week that, “Governments and international institutions are becoming increasingly worried about the growing constraints on access to food around the world as coronavirus disrupts economies and leaves workers without income […]

Coronavirus: Why Are Grocery Store Shelves Empty? Apr 16, 2020

🕔Apr 16, 2020
While all industries have been seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, food and agriculture have been among the hardest hit segments of the U.S. economy. The primary reason lies in […]

Rice: Coronavirus Upends World Trade Projections Apr 9, 2020

🕔Apr 9, 2020
The rice trade is no stranger to drama during any given year when you look at the impacts of extreme weather, geopolitics, or price fluctuation, however 2020 is proving to […]

Coronavirus: Global Food Markets “Well Balanced,” Trucking Issues a Concern Apr 8, 2020

🕔Apr 8, 2020
The April edition of the Market Monitor, a publication from the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS), stated that, “Despite much uncertainty caused by the rapid spread of COVID-19, global food markets remain well balanced: […]

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 […]

Coronavirus: Restricting Ag Exports – Importance of Keeping Supply Chains Open Apr 3, 2020

🕔Apr 3, 2020
Wall Street Journal writers Kirk Maltais and Joe Wallace reported this week that, “Consumers are loading up on pasta, rice and bread. Farm supply lines are disrupted. Countries are restricting agricultural exports. […]

COVID-19 Impacting Food Purchasing Dynamics, Ag Labor Concerns Persist Apr 3, 2020

🕔Apr 3, 2020
Food Purchasing Dynamics Wall Street Journal writer Kirk Maltais reported this week that, “Consumers’ rush to buy groceries is fueling a rally in orange-juice prices, making the usually sedate asset the best-performing commodity in […]

Food Security: Ample Global Supplies vs. “Food Nationalism,” Supply Chain Restrictions Mar 27, 2020

🕔Mar 27, 2020
Earlier this week, Bloomberg writers Isis Almeida and Agnieszka de Sousa reported that, “It’s not just grocery shoppers who are hoarding pantry staples. Some governments are moving to secure domestic food supplies during […]

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