The availability concerns that shook agriculture from seed to steel in recent years have largely been remedied, top leaders in the industry tell Agri-Pulse, leading to some overcorrections that are producing a glut of supplies in a handful of cases.
Consumers are starting to slow purchases of plant-based meat alternatives as their promises of improved sustainability don’t overcome the health considerations of those alternatives, according to a new report from Rabobank.
Food company executives will have to take steps to address environmental, social and governance issues, even though the political discourse around the ESG issue may feel like it’s a fad, said Bernie Baskin, director for ESG strategy and engagement for Walmart, the nation’s largest grocer.
Analysts say consumers are likely to see relatively high prices in grocery stores and restaurants for some time, due to strong commodity markets and high agricultural input costs that get passed through the food chain.
Autumn Price moves to a new role and American Farmland Trust has hired Bonnie Michelle McGill as the senior climate and soil health scientist and Rachel Seman-Varner as the senior soil health and biochar scientist.
The Russian government's decision to suspend fertilizer exports will threaten supplies for farmers in the European Union, South America and Africa while eventually pushing up prices that U.S. farmers must pay, according to analysts.