Wheat: How Does U.S. Production Stack Up Globally? May 13, 2022

🕔May 13, 2022
Examining the competitiveness of wheat production in different regions of the world is often difficult due to lack of comparable data and agreement regarding what needs to be measured.  To […]

Biden Proposals to Incentivize Increased U.S. Ag Production Due to Ukraine-Russia Conflict May 11, 2022

🕔May 11, 2022
Update 5/11/22: The $500 million to incentivize production of food commodities was dropped from the larger aid package soon after this article was published. The important policy considerations related to […]

Russian Fertilizer Continues to Arrive in Brazil May 9, 2022

🕔May 9, 2022
Jack Nicas and André Spigariol reported in today’s New York Times that, “When the first Russian missiles struck Ukraine, the reverberations were felt 6,500 miles away, on the vast Brazilian farms that grow much […]

Chicago Corn Exceeds $8- Approaches Record, While Russian Fertilizer Reaching Brazil Apr 22, 2022

🕔Apr 22, 2022
Bloomberg’s Tarso Veloso Ribeiro reported yesterday that, “Corn futures in Chicago exceeded $8 a bushel for the first time in almost a decade, approaching a record high as war threatens […]

Russian Grain Exports Persist, as Rail Delays Impact U.S. Fertilizer Supply Apr 20, 2022

🕔Apr 20, 2022
Bloomberg News reported yesterday that, “Seven weeks after its invasion of Ukraine, Russia is still exporting grain to some of its biggest customers, even as shipping costs soar. “The main buyers remain Egypt, Turkey and Iran, said Dmitry Rylko, […]

Nitrogen Fertilizer Prices, Supply in Light of the Ukraine-Russia Conflict Apr 9, 2022

🕔Apr 9, 2022
Nitrogen fertilizer prices are high and likely will go higher due to repercussions from the Ukraine-Russia conflict. Herein, we trace the evolution of nitrogen price increases, making the case that […]

Ag Trade: Wheat Prices Climb, GM Corn an Alternative For Lost Ukrainian Exports Apr 9, 2022

🕔Apr 9, 2022
Bloomberg writers James Poole, Megan Durisin, and Kim Chipman reported earlier today that, “Wheat futures in Chicago extended their climb from the lowest close in a month on Friday on prospects for […]

Soybeans: How Competitive Is the U.S. in Global Production? Apr 7, 2022

🕔Apr 7, 2022
Examining the competitiveness of soybean production in different regions of the world is often difficult due to lack of comparable data and agreement regarding what needs to be measured.  To […]

Senators Urge CRP Flexibilities; Russian Wheat Exports Continue Apr 5, 2022

🕔Apr 5, 2022
Reuters writer Leah Douglas reported yesterday that, “Two senators are joining farm groups and other lawmakers in calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow farmers to plant conserved acres this spring in response to […]

“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 […]

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