Rising gas, fertilizer, and grain prices, and no end in sight – the Ukraine crisis and agriculture
In the U.S., one very tangible impact of the war in Ukraine has been the astronomical rise in gas prices. But the reverberations of that crisis can be felt far beyond fuel and energy – and they’re especially apparent in food production. Russia’s invasion has complicated the region’s vast exports of nitrogen-based fertilizer, and Ukraine, which is one of the world’s largest wheat producers, recently banned wheat exports in order to protect its domestic food supply.
What do these changes mean to U.S. food production, and agriculture specifically within the San Joaquin Valley? In this interview, KVPR’s Kerry Klein sat down with Ryan Jacobsen, CEO of the Fresno County Farm Bureau, to learn more.