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Articles Tagged with ''russia''

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Farm state lawmakers urge ITC not to impose duties on imported UAN

The U.S. International Trade Commission is considering finalizing the process of slapping duties on key foreign sources of urea ammonium nitrate fertilizer, but three GOP lawmakers are urging the agency to reverse course out of consideration for U.S. farmers, who are dealing with widespread inflation and supply chain disruptions.
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Summer harvest brings fresh fears for Ukraine’s farmers

Ukraine’s farmers are preparing to begin this year’s problematic summer harvest on the 75% of fields not under Russian occupation, but producers, analysts and political leaders are preoccupied with the broader question of where the grain will be stored as efforts falter to reopen exports through Black Sea ports.
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US, allies scrambling to address new global hunger issues

The war in Ukraine has laid bare the fact that agriculture is the key to national security. It’s a lesson that world leaders are taking to heart as they scramble to lessen global reliance on key sources of food and fertilizer, but it’s unclear if it will be too late to stop the slide from food crises to famine in some of the poorest and least developed countries.
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Vilsack: Russia using hunger as ‘weapon of war’

Russia is doing whatever it can to stop Ukraine from supplying some of the poorest nations with its wheat, corn and sunflower seed oil, effectively using “hunger as a weapon of war,” U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said during his participation at the G7 summit this weekend in Germany.
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