USDA: Global Wheat Prospects Stymied by Weather, War; Lower Corn Production May 17, 2022

🕔May 17, 2022
In its monthly Grain: World Markets and Trade report yesterday, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) indicated that, “Global [wheat] production is forecast at 775 million tons, down 4 million from the previous year. The largest cut […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ukraine Farmers Plant 30% of Expected Spring Acreage; Brazil Begins “Fertilizer Diplomacy” May 6, 2022

🕔May 6, 2022
Reuters writer Pavel Polityuk reported yesterday that, “Ukraine’s farmers have sown around 31% of the area expected for the 2022 spring crops sowing, or 4.7 million hectares, Ukrainian grain traders union UGA said on Tuesday, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Russian War Amplifies Ag Market Dynamics in India, Ukraine, U.S., and Indonesia May 2, 2022

🕔May 2, 2022
India Reuters writers Rajendra Jadhav and Mayank Bhardwaj reported today that, “But a rare confluence of high international prices, consecutive record crops, a weaker rupee against the dollar and improved internal logistics have made [wheat] shipments from India attractive. […]

Ukrainian Farmers Have Planted 20% of Spring Crops; IGC Lowers Corn Production Outlook Apr 23, 2022

🕔Apr 23, 2022
Reuters News reported yesterday that, “Ukrainian farmers have sown 2.5 million hectares of spring crops so far in 2022, 20% of the expected area, the agriculture ministry said on Thursday, adding that areas […]

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