This section offers an insight into the media coverage on the issues impacting the agricultural sector as a result of the Ukraine crisis.
FarmDoc Daily | Fertilizer Prices, Rates, and Costs for 2023
While fertilizer prices have declined since spring, fertilizer prices remain high, and fertilizer costs are significantly higher than a year ago. Therefore, reducing rates where practicable seems prudent. Some fields will have soil test levels above those that will cause a yield response from phosphorus and potassium applications. Significantly reducing or eliminating applications in these fields is economically prudent. Moreover, nitrogen applications above university recommendations can substantially reduce returns. Changes in nitrogen prices from now to spring likely will be influenced by changes in corn and natural gas prices.
The Economic Time | Stock market update: Fertilisers stocks down as market falls
NEW DELHI: Fertilisers stocks were trading lower on Wednesday at 11:15AM
Farmers Weekly | Why a wheat grower is cutting inputs down to the bare bones
Most farmers would like to reduce inputs, especially considering current prices, but Lincolnshire grower John Charity has gone much further than most would ever consider this season.
World Economic Forum | Here’s how female entrepreneurs are helping farmers feed Latin America
Fears of a global food crisis are mounting, as climate change impacts and supply chain blockages caused by the war in Ukraine are felt around the world. These female entrepreneurs are not only helping farmers feed Latin America, but also providing the organic farmers with a better livelihood. From fintech innovation to organic farming methods, these are the women changing the landscape of small-scale agriculture in Latin America.
The Brussels Times | Ukraine starts harvest, but export to global markets remains largely blocked
Ukraine has started its wartime winter harvest in the Odesa region, however, with the ongoing closure of ports and farmers’ lack of space to keep their produce, it is unlikely it will change the course of the path toward a global food crisis.