Black Sea Conflict Blackens Sunflower Markets

Black Sea Conflict Blackens Sunflower Markets

The war in Ukraine is causing a specialty crop and oilseed scramble. Ukraine is the world’s top exporter of sunflower oil. Because of the escalating conflict there, the price of sunflower oil has increased by 64% last week alone, according to official data. The...
Cocoa’s Traceability Mission

Cocoa’s Traceability Mission

The Ivory Coast is working to make cocoa production a little sweeter.  In an industry plagued with deforestation and child labor issues, the country is hoping to ensure more ethical cocoa production. Traceability: With implementation of a new system, the Ivory Coast...
Temps Freeze Out Florida Fruit

Temps Freeze Out Florida Fruit

The last week of January brrrrrrought a cold snap to Florida. The record low temperatures damaged many crops and left farmers scrambling to protect them. Crop damage assessment is currently ongoing. A soundbite: “It will take some time to fully understand the...