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World powers weigh emergency meeting on food prices

Food Prices

Leading members of the Group of 20 nations are prepared to trigger an emergency meeting to tackle soaring grain prices caused by the worst U.S. drought in half a century and poor crops from the Black Sea bread basket.


Exclusive: Sanctions block Syria's vital grain trade

Syria is finding it increasingly hard to buy grain on international markets because sanctions have blocked its access to trade finance, while growing numbers of its citizens are struggling to obtain food after more than a year of conflict.


Midwest hit hard by deep freeze after big snowfall

Midwest hit hard by deep freeze after big snowfall

The Midwest got blasted by sub-zero temperatures Monday morning after its first big snowfall of the season, which was slowing grain and livestock movement to markets, a forecaster said.


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