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Another Ferry Seized on Disrupted Dover-Calais Route

LONDON –– A second P&O ferry that sails between the English town of Dover and the French city of Calais has been detained by British officials due to a “number of deficiencies,” likely exacerbating Easter holiday travel disruption. P&O Ferries, …

Ukraine Guarantees Insurance Payouts for Vessels Damaged at its Danube Ports

LVIV, Ukraine –– Ukraine, a major producer of grain, oilseeds and steel products, will guarantee insurance payments to cargo vessels damaged in hostilities on its stretch of the Danube, according to the government decision published on Friday. Ukraine exports almost …

Cyclone Damages Indian Crops Just Before Harvesting

MUMBAI — Heavy rains brought by Cyclone Gulab damaged India’s summer-sown crops such as soybeans, cotton, pulses and vegetables just before harvesting in key growing regions, which could reduce production and lift prices, industry officials told Reuters. Lower production could …

Farmers Face Supply Shortages, Higher Costs After Hurricane Ida

CHICAGO — Troy Walker’s phone will not stop ringing at his Kansas farm cooperative, with growers needing fertilizer for their wheat fields in the coming months. In Kentucky, corn and soybean farmer Caleb Ragland said shelves at his local farm …

Nervous North American Farmers Set to ‘Seed in Faith’ Into Parched Soils

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/CHICAGO — Fields across the Canadian Prairies and the U.S. Northern Plains are among the driest on record, raising production risks in one of the world’s key growing regions for canola and spring wheat. As planting season begins, the …

Wildfire-Weary Australians Eye Christmas Blighted by Blazes

Australia’s devastating wildfires, which at the weekend destroyed close to 200 homes and claimed another life, show no sign of abating and are poised to blight Christmas celebrations. Around 200 blazes were burning across the world’s driest inhabited continent on …