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3 more ships with grain depart Ukraine ports under UN deal

Aug. 05, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Three more ships carrying thousands of tons of corn left Ukrainian ports Friday and traveled mined waters toward inspection of their delayed cargo, a sign that an international deal to export grain held up since Russia invaded Ukraine was slowly progressing. But major hurdles lie...

Inspectors OK 1st Ukraine grain ship but no sign yet of more

Aug. 03, 2022 23:06 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The first grain ship to leave Ukraine and cross the Black Sea under a wartime deal passed inspection Wednesday in Istanbul and headed on to Lebanon. Ukraine said 17 other vessels were “loaded and waiting permission to leave,” but there was no word yet on when they could...

Officials: Explosive material improperly stored at NC plant

Aug. 02, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

Hundreds of tons of a potentially explosive fertilizer ingredient was improperly stored at a North Carolina plant when it was destroyed by a fire that burned for days earlier this year, a state investigation found. The North Carolina Department of Labor levied $5,600 in fines on...

North Carolina signs off on testing at plant fire site

Jul. 23, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina environmental agency has approved a plan to test the soil and groundwater for contamination at the site of a massive fertilizer-plant fire in January. Montrose Engineering and Geology laid out its plans in a 71-page document approved this...

Canadian owner OKs $84M in work, $1.5M fine; Louisiana plant

Jul. 14, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The company that owns a closed fertilizer plant in Louisiana has agreed to clean up more than a billion pounds of hazardous waste and to pay a $1.5 million fine, federal and state agencies said Thursday. PCS Nitrogen Fertilizer LP “will provide over $84...

UN: 2.3 billion people severely or moderately hungry in 2021

Jul. 06, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The spike in food, fuel and fertilizer prices sparked by the war in Ukraine is threatening to push countries around the world into famine, bringing “global destabilization, starvation and mass migration on an unprecedented scale,” a top U.N. official warned Wednesday. ...

US testing new fire retardant, critics push other methods

Jul. 02, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials are testing a new wildfire retardant after two decades of buying millions of gallons annually from one supplier, but watchdogs say the expensive strategy is overly fixated on aerial attacks at the expense of hiring more fire-line digging ground crews. ...

Alternatives to store-bought fertilizer are all around you

Jun. 28, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

The cost of everything from gas to burgers may be rising, but home gardeners growing produce have found a way at least to avoid paying $4 for a pound of tomatoes. Fertilizing those tomatoes — or cucumbers or flowers, for that matter — is another story, as the cost of soil...

EXPLAINER: How did Russia-Ukraine war trigger a food crisis?

Jun. 18, 2022 04:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Russian hostilities in Ukraine are preventing grain from leaving the “breadbasket of the world" and making food more expensive across the globe, threatening to worsen shortages, hunger and political instability in developing countries. Together, Russia and Ukraine...

Mexican government prodding its farmers to grow more food

Jun. 14, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The corn has begun to sprout on the hillsides south of Mexico’s capital, though it’s unclear whether these shoots will have enough water to grow or whether the farmer will be able to afford the increasingly expensive fertilizer. What is known is that the...