News

Urkraine’s Farmers Hold Tight To Grain Supplies

Photo: clipart.com

Spencer, IA: (Mar. 06, 2014) – The U.S. Grains Council says Ukrainian farmers are holding on to grain to protect themselves against declines in that country’s currency amid tensions with Russia, making exports from its Black Sea ports “increasingly difficult.”

A Grains Council regional director says ports have remained open during Russia’s military incursion into Ukaraine’s Crimea region and “vessels are loading.” However, he said shipments are becoming more difficult as local farmers hold grain as a hedge against a devaluing currency.

The Washington-based trade groups says slowed exports from Ukraine, a major wheat and corn exporter, could mean lead to more demand for U.S. crops.

Recent Headlines

in Viral Videos

Mini Dominoes break World Record

Fresh
Mini Dominoes

The challenge gets bigger as the Dominoes get smaller!

in Entertainment

Actor James Shigeta dies at 81

Miyoshi Umeki and James Shigeta star in Flower Drum Song in 1961.

"Die Hard," "Lost Horizon" and "Mulan" star, James Shigeta, dies at 81.

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: How to cool a drink in two minutes

Cold Drinks

Never drink a lukewarm beverage again! Check out this helpful summer trick.

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: July 29

benjerrys

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

in Music

Concert-goes hospitalized during Keith Urban show

Keith Urban arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Things got a bit crazy at Keith Urban's Massachusetts show on Saturday night.