India bans wheat exports with immediate effect

India, the world’s second-biggest wheat producer, has blocked all exports of the grain with immediate effect. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images India banned wheat exports with immediate effect on Saturday, just days after saying it was targeting record shipments this year, as a scorching heatwave curtailed output and local prices hit an all-time high … Read more

The war in Ukraine has caused chaos in agriculture markets, making investing a tricky proposition

The price for wheat, corn and fertilizer has shot higher since the invasion of Ukraine, putting serious pressure on the world’s agricultural system.

Asia winners and losers in Russia-Ukraine war: commodities, weapons

Global prices for some grains have spiked since the Russia-Ukraine war started, with both countries contributing a significant percentage of the world’s supply for some of those commodities such as wheat. Vincent Mundy | Bloomberg | Getty Images From food prices to tourism and weapons supply, Asia-Pacific countries could be hit hard by the Russia-Ukraine … Read more

A fertilizer shortage, worsened by war in Ukraine, is driving up global food prices and scarcity

Remy Gabalda | AFP | Getty Images A fertilizer shortage has added to growing concerns about the Ukraine war’s impact on the price and scarcity of certain basic foods. Combined, Russia and Belarus had provided about 40% of the world’s exports of potash, according to Morgan Stanley. Russia’s exports were hit by sanctions. Further, in … Read more