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Will Russia return to the Black Sea grain deal?

Russia says it would return to the Black Sea Grain Initiative with Ukraine if certain conditions are met, but an ag economist says that isn’t likely to happen. Arlan Suderman, chief commodities economist with Stone X, says Russia wants its agricultural bank reconnected to... Read More.

Black Sea deal faces uncertain future

The Black Sea Grain Initiative is set to expire on Monday and an ag economist says the deal is not likely to be renewed. Jim McCormick with AgMarket.Net says Russian President Vladimir Putin is frustrated with Turkey after it recently agreed to support Sweden’s... Read More.

Black Sea grain deal deadline looms

Russia has threatened to back out of an agreement that allows Ukraine to export ag products through the Black Sea. Greg McBride with Allendale says Russian officials are frustrated with the Black Sea Grain Initiative and are calling for it to expire. “They are not... Read More.