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How global economic disruption sifts down to one small flour mill in Pasadena, California

Mar 31, 2022
Nan Kohler of Grist & Toll says she's thinking outside the box to deal with challenges from the pandemic and rising inflation.
"I stay in business because people are looking for a healthier product, and it is a radically different product than what we have available ... on the grocery store shelves," says Nan Kohler, above at Grist & Toll in Pasadena, California.
Courtesy Kohler

The war in Ukraine is pushing bread prices higher in the Middle East. That could lead to unrest.

Mar 28, 2022
High bread prices have helped topple governments in the region.
Egyptian men work in a bakery at a market in Cairo on March 17, 2022. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has caused wheat prices to soar — necessary for bread, an important food staple in the Middle East.
Khaled Desouki/AFP via Getty Images

Rising wheat prices may not yield bounty for U.S. farmers

Mar 28, 2022
The Biden administration is examining the role market consolidation may play in the cost of seeds, fertilizer and other agricultural supplies.
The price of wheat has risen since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, but American farmers' business expenses have been increasing.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Rising wheat prices stoke fears for countries importing from Russia and Ukraine

Mar 2, 2022
More than a quarter of the world's wheat exports come from Ukraine and Russia. Disruptions will affect the Middle East and North Africa most.
The Middle East and North Africa stand to be hit the hardest by high prices for wheat.
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Ukraine conflict could push grain prices higher worldwide

Feb 22, 2022
Together, Russia and Ukraine supply a large part the world's wheat and corn exports.
A wheat field in Russia, which supplies a large share of global wheat exports. Agricultural  markets could be disrupted by war, along with commerce in energy.
Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via Getty Images

When trade policy affects the farm

Nov 5, 2019
Bad weather, low prices, and a trade war — it's not looking bright for America's farmers.
Courtesy of Michelle Erickson Jones

Government aid is coming to U.S. farmers hit by tariff losses, but it probably won’t be enough

Aug 27, 2018
U.S. farmers who are caught up in the wider U.S., China and Mexico trade disputes are expected to get details today on a $12 billion aid package to help offset the effects of retaliatory tariffs. Farmers have been watching prices drop for milk, wheat, soybeans and more, and they don’t even know how to calculate […]
A farmer collects stray ears of corn while harvesting the crop in 2014 in Polk, Nebraska.
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What it means to say Kraft manipulated the wheat market

Apr 3, 2015
There's a fine line between "hedging" and "faking."

Chafing at the high price of U.S. wheat

Aug 8, 2013
American wheat growers are facing stiff competition this year from cheaper crops in Romania and the Ukraine.

Modified wheat creates more questions than answers for Northwest farmers

May 30, 2013
Wheat farmers in the Pacific Northwest wait for more news on unapproved genetically engineered wheat discovered in Oregon.