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Biden sees bigger role for US farms due to Ukraine war

May. 11, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — President Joe Biden vowed to help American farmers try to ease a global spike in food prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as he visited a family farm Wednesday and unrolled policies meant to increase harvests in ways that the administration believes could also...

World Bank grants Lebanon $150 million food security loan

May. 09, 2022 09:14 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The World Bank approved a $150 million soft loan for food security in crisis-hit Lebanon to stabilize bread prices during the coming months, the economy minister said Monday. Amin Salam told reporters that the loan has a very low interest rate but the minister did...

Heat wave scorches India's wheat crop, snags export plans

Apr. 29, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — An unusually early, record-shattering heat wave in India has reduced wheat yields, raising questions about how the country will balance its domestic needs with ambitions to increase exports and make up for shortfalls due to Russia's war in Ukraine. Gigantic...

Lebanon expects deal with World Bank on food security

Apr. 19, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon is close to reaching an agreement with the World Bank in which the international agency would give the crisis-hit country a $150 million loan for food security and to stabilize bread prices for the next six months, the economy minister said Tuesday. Amin Salam...

Ukraine's other fight: Growing food for itself and the world

Mar. 29, 2022 02:30 AM EDT

HORDYNIA, Ukraine (AP) — Planting season has arrived in Ukraine. Boot marks stamped in the frozen earth have thawed. But the Pavlovych family's fields remain untouched in a lonely landscape of checkpoints and churches. Over a week ago, the family learned their 25-year-old soldier...

UN: War in Ukraine to hurt poor nations importing grain

Mar. 11, 2022 13:37 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Poorer countries in northern Africa, Asia and the Middle East that depend heavily on wheat imports risk suffering significant food insecurity because of Russia's war in Ukraine, and the conflict is poised to drive up already soaring food prices in much of the world, the U.N. food...

Russian war in world's 'breadbasket' threatens food supply

Mar. 06, 2022 03:53 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Russian tanks and missiles besieging Ukraine also are threatening the food supply and livelihoods of people in Europe, Africa and Asia who rely on the vast, fertile farmlands of the Black Sea region — known as the “breadbasket of the world.” ...

Wheat, corn prices surge amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Mar. 03, 2022 09:12 AM EST

Consumers facing higher prices for products made with corn and wheat could be in for more pain as global supplies grow tighter because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Wheat prices jumped 37% and corn prices jumped 21% so far in 2022 after rising more than 20% throughout all of...

Ukraine crisis worries Lebanon over its wheat reserves

Feb. 25, 2022 11:21 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon has wheat reserves sufficient for one month at the most, with Ukraine accounting for up to 60 percent of the crisis-hit country’s wheat market, the economy minister said on Friday. Concerns about wheat reflect the rippling effect of Russia's invasion of...