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Countries like Algeria, Morocco and the Philippines have stepped up efforts to top up their grain reserves as big producers including top wheat producer Russia and the world’s third-largest rice exporter Vietnam imposed restrictions on overseas sales.*Large importers have also been spooked by logistical bottlenecks including a lack of truck and train drivers and port staff in France, another leading wheat exporter.

I don't think anyone expected this much effect this long

overreaction?


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https://www.ft.com/content/5c8cbc60-aec0-4f3d-b0e2-a5e44f0c6f74

“We could create a crisis when there actually isn’t a crisis,” said Joe Glauber, senior research fellow at think-tank the International Food Policy Research Institute and former chief economist at the US Department of Agriculture.

Some exporting countries, especially those which have been hit by the turmoil in emerging market currencies, have taken steps to limit exports as they become worried about domestic food price inflation, which has worsened because of panic buying at supermarkets.


not sure how much international issues will affect us in the US. we tend to be self-sufficient and even exporters of food. if US people (and states) start to 'over-store' (is there such a thing?) could affect global market.
 

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If things are looking bad we should be storing our food rather than exporting it. I expect and have no problem with any other country doing the same. You take care of your own first.

Trump might stop exporting if things get bad enough, he will at least jack tariffs enough to help cut the flow.

Biden would treat us like the Brits treated the Irish during the potato famine. Just take what is being grown and export it letting your own people starve.
 

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Many countries have not had good harvests.

Iowa was hit hard, but my area will probably have a good harvest. The cold spring got the corn off to a slow start, but July was hot and by mid-July the corn was looking MUCH better!

I am a gardener not a farmer, but, I think that my area of the continent will have a good crop
 
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