Drought in Russia ripples beyond the wheat fields

NYT: Early reports from Russia's harvest indicate that yields of wheat and barley are down sharply, as predicted after a major drought here this summer that has helped send global wheat prices up sharply since June. Despite the implications for Russian consumers and the global market, the crop failures may translate to a relatively minimal financial effect on the country's agricultural companies, which before the drought were just catching their stride after an overhaul of Soviet-era ......

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