Too early to tell Ukraine effects on U.S. Agriculture

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From staff reports

While many in the agriculture industry are expecting dire consequences because of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said that “it is a little to say what is going to happen,” because they are in winter and things are planted in the spring. 

Ukraine is a primary grains exporter to developing nations. Vilsack is concerned about who will supply those needed commodities to countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Sudan, Lebanon, Egypt and other developing countries that greatly need those exports. Therefore, he says that USDA is looking at international aid and programs that can be used to step in and help those countries that are in need of the food that the Ukraine won’t be about to ship out for a while.

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