Russia Won’t Halt Black Sea Blockade; Indonesia Lifts Ban on Palm Oil Exports; Diesel Prices Climb May 21, 2022

🕔May 21, 2022
Wall Street Journal writers William Mauldin and Vivian Salama reported in today’s paper that, “Russia dismissed calls from top United Nations and Western officials to halt a Black Sea blockade that has prevented Ukraine from exporting much […]

Elevated Fertilizer Prices Remain, UN in Talks to Restore Ukrainian Grain Exports May 19, 2022

🕔May 19, 2022
Bloomberg writer Elizabeth Elkin reported yesterday that, “In more bad news for farmers, a fertilizer that’s key for corn production will remain expensive for at least two years. “That’s according to CF Industries […]

Russia Makes Some Land Gains – Persists in Strangling Ukrainian Grain Exports May 16, 2022

🕔May 16, 2022
New York Times writers Michael Schwirtz, Marc Santora and Michael Levenson reported on the front page of today’s paper that, “Russia’s nearly three-month-old invasion of neighboring Ukraine has been punctuated by […]

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 […]

Food Protectionism Adds to “Chaos in Global Food Markets;” Ukraine Could Plant a Majority of Spring Crops May 10, 2022

🕔May 10, 2022
Financial Times writers Oliver Telling, Benjamin Parkin and Emiko Terazono reported yesterday that, “Rising protectionism is exacerbating chaos in global food markets brought on by the war in Ukraine, with governments clamping down on exports of […]

Ag Trade: Countries Scramble to Fill Black Sea Grain Void May 4, 2022

🕔May 4, 2022
Wall Street Journal writers Jesse Newman and Patrick Thomas reported on the front page of today’s paper that, “From India to Ireland, governments are moving to fill a void from the Black Sea region […]

A Quarter of Sunflower Oil Has “Vanished;” Brazil Eyes “Tropical Wheat;” Fertilizer Problems Persist May 3, 2022

🕔May 3, 2022
Christine Hauser reported in today’s New York Times that, “First the coronavirus, then the war. Just as the pandemic caused shortages of essential items, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has disrupted important food supplies, driving up prices of staples […]

Ag Trade: Food Protectionism “Unleashed;” Ukrainian Corn Finds Romanian Black Sea Export May 3, 2022

🕔May 3, 2022
Ana Swanson reported on the front page of today’s New York Times that, “Ukraine has limited exports of sunflower oil, wheat, oats and cattle in an attempt to protect its war-torn economy. Russia […]

Ukraine Grain Storage at Issue – Spring Planting Down by a Third; U.S. Corn Hovers Near Record Apr 22, 2022

🕔Apr 22, 2022
Bloomberg writers Megan Durisin and Sybilla Gross reported yesterday that, “Chicago corn futures are hovering close to a decade high reached earlier Tuesday as the war in Ukraine curtails grain […]

Fertilizer, Wheat, Sunflower Oil Prices Climb; Sec. Vilsack Rejects CRP Acreage Flexibility Request Apr 9, 2022

🕔Apr 9, 2022
DTN writer Russ Quinn reported yesterday that, “Retail fertilizer prices tracked by DTN for the last week of March 2022 are moving significantly higher again. All fertilizers were higher with some double digits higher compared […]

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