Russia ready to set up corridor for ships leaving Ukraine with food, with conditions

Ukrainian corn is pictured inside a silo at the Romanian Black Sea port of Constanta, Romania, April 28, 2022. Inquam Photos/Daniel Stoenciu via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to register The solution to food problem requires vast approach – Moscow This includes lifting of some sanctions from Russia – Moscow Moscow is … Read more

India bans wheat exports as heat wave hurts crop, domestic prices soar

A combine deposits harvested wheat in a trolley tractor at a field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, March 16, 2022. REUTERS/Amit Dave Register now for FREE unlimited access to register Ban could push global wheat prices to new peaks India was aiming to export 10 mln T wheat before ban Heat wave teeth … Read more

G7 backs more aid, weapons to Ukraine in show of unity against Russia

Ukraine, Moldova attend G7 foreign ministers annual meeting EU’s Borrell announces further 500 mln euros in military support Concerns war could spread to Moldova WEISSENHAUS, Germany, May 13 (Reuters) – Foreign ministers from the G7 group of rich nations backed giving more aid and weapons to Ukraine as they met on Friday in what Germany … Read more

Bird flu puts organic chickens into lockdown from Pennsylvania to France

CHICAGO/PARIS, May 2 (Reuters) – Organic and free-range chickens have been thrown into lockdown. Egg-laying hens that normally have access to the outdoors can no longer roam as freely or feel the sun on their beaks as some US and European farmers temporarily keep flocks inside during lethal outbreaks of bird flu, according to egg … Read more

Ukraine says Russia stole ‘several hundred thousand tonnes’ of grain

KYIV, April 30 (Reuters) – Russian forces have stolen “several hundred thousand tonnes” of grain in the areas of Ukraine they occupy, Ukraine’s deputy agriculture minister said on Saturday. Speaking to Ukrainian national TV, Taras Vysotskiy expressed concern that most of what he said was 1.5 million tonnes of grain stored in the occupied territory … Read more

Indonesia bans palm oil exports as global food inflation spikes

People shop for cooking oil made from oil palms at a supermarket in Jakarta, Indonesia, March 27, 2022. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan Register now for FREE unlimited access to register Ban ‘totally unexpected’ – India trade group US urges cooperation rather than export bans Indonesian govt under pressure to control cooking oil prices Global prices at … Read more

Thousands flee as Arizona wildfire almost triples in size

April 20 (Reuters) – A wind-driven Arizona wildfire almost tripled in area on Wednesday after burning dozens of structures and forcing thousands to flee their homes in a drought-hit rural area. The blaze, dubbed the Tunnel Fire, swept northeast over largely unpopulated hills and valleys 14 miles (23 km) north of Flagstaff, Arizona, according to … Read more

Biden taps ethanol to help lower fuel prices as consumer inflation surges

MENLO, Iowa (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden unveiled plans on Tuesday to extend the availability of higher biofuel blends of gasoline during the summer to curb soaring fuel costs and to cut reliance on foreign energy sources. The move, announced during a trip to an Iowa ethanol plant, represents the administration’s latest attempt to … Read more

War to slash Ukraine’s GDP output by over 45%, World Bank forecasts

WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s economic output will likely contract by a staggering 45.1% this year as Russia’s invasion has shuttered businesses, slashed exports and rendered economic activity impossible in large swaths of the country, the World Bank said on Sunday in a new report. The World Bank forecast Russia’s 2022 GDP output to … Read more

U.S. considers vaccines to protect poultry from deadly bird flu

Chickens feed from a row of feed bins at C&A Farms in Fairmont, North Carolina June 10, 2014. Picture taken June 10, 2014. Register now for FREE unlimited access to register CHICAGO, April 4 (Reuters) – The US Department of Agriculture is looking into vaccines as an option to protect poultry against deadly bird … Read more