As war in Ukraine threatens global wheat supply, Washington farmers ‘pray for rain’ and good harvest

From The Spokesman-Review

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sent global food prices soaring, but Washington wheat farmers like Marci Green aren’t celebrating.

Green, a sixth-generation farmer who grows wheat outside Fairfield, is concerned rising costs of supplies like fuel and fertilizer will whittle away at this year’s profits even after wheat prices hit a record high in March. She’s also worried about the threat of a global food crisis as the war threatens to cut the supply of wheat and other crops from Ukraine and Russia.

“Russia and Ukraine are big wheat growers and wheat exporters, so of course that does affect the market globally,” Green said. “The price is volatile and the price is up and down, but it’s our inputs that are our bigger concern.” Read the rest of the article here.