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Agriculture in Iowa

The Trickle-Down Effect of Agriculture in Iowa

Though only a five-minute drive from the city center, Des Moines Water Works feels a world away from the bustle and sprawl of Iowa’s largest city. Surrounded by verdant woods, the utility’s main campus sits beside the Raccoon River, which snakes through nearly two and a half square miles of parkland to meet the Des Moines River on the south side of the city. Together, the rivers supply drinking water to over half a million people in and around Des Moines.
Truckers in Argentina

Truckers in Argentina end protest that threatened grains transport -ministry

Argentinian truckers agreed on Thursday night to call off a strike that had paralyzed grains transport in the country since Monday, the transport ministry said.
food security

Iraq to allow food imports for three months -state news agency

Iraq will allow all food imports for three months in order to enhance food security, the state news agency INA reported on Wednesday, citing the prime minister.
wheat export curbs

Traders ask Ukraine government to cancel wheat export curbs

Ukraine’s traders union UGA has asked the government to cancel wheat export curbs as stocks are very high and the shipments would not affect Ukrainian food security, the union said on Tuesday.
British greenhouses

Cucumber crisis: Surging energy prices leave British greenhouses empty

In a small corner of southeast England, vast glasshouses stand empty, the soaring cost of energy preventing their owner from using heat to grow cucumbers for the British market.
Ukraine’s sunflower oil

Belgium’s frites makers feel the heat as Ukraine’s sunflower oil stops flowing

Ukraine’s exit from the global food market means trouble for Belgium’s famed fries industry. Sunflower oil was one of Ukraine's biggest food exports and is a key ingredient found in everything from baked sweets and savory snacks, to sauces, spreads and even baby food.
Brazil soybean

China’s Jan-Feb imports of Brazil soybean up on year, U.S. cargoes fall

China’s soybean imports from Brazil in the first two months of 2022 rose significantly from the corresponding period last year, customs data showed on Sunday.
prompt grain shortages

World Bank says Ukraine war may prompt grain shortages in poor countries

The World Bank on Wednesday said a number of developing countries face near-term wheat supply shortages due to their high dependence on Ukrainian wheat exports that have been disrupted by Russia's invasion.
spring sowing

Ukraine to start 2022 spring sowing in coming days – deputy minister

Ukraine plans to start sowing spring grains in the coming days and has enough grain in stocks to ensure the population has enough bread, deputy agriculture minister Taras Vysotskiy said on Saturday.
regenerative farming

Climate, justice, and the deep roots of regenerative farming

Female farmers of color are reviving ancestral methods of growing food and reclaiming their communities’ relationship to land.

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