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Evening Edition | Tuesday, June 7, 2022

In tonight's Evening Edition, read about farmers' crop progress across the states, a Russian attack on a Ukrainian ag commodities terminal, and Brazil's grain crop.

Crop Progress

Matt Miles, farmer and XtremeAg member in Arkansas says, "We were kept out of the field for about seven days due to rain and cloudy weather."

Spraying for weeds and laying poly pipe has occupied his time.

"This will probably be a record wheat crop for us. The XtremeAg guys have helped us add yield to our wheat crop this year," says Miles.

Read more from the XtremeAg team of Kevin Matthews (North Carolina) and Kelly Garrett (Iowa) in the link below.

Russian Attack on Ukraine

Russian shelling destroyed the warehouses of one of Ukraine's largest agricultural commodities terminals in the Black Sea port of Mykolaiv over the weekend, authorities and the facility's owner said on Tuesday.

Ukraine, the world's fourth-largest grains exporter, operates dozens of export terminals along the Black Sea where cities are regularly shelled by Russia.

A Russian blockade is preventing Ukraine from using the sea for exports.

Brazil Grain Crop

Brazil's Agriculture Minister Marcos Montes on Tuesday said the 2022/23 grain crop is "saved" as Russia is still sending fertilizers to the South American nation.

Brazil, which imports over 85% of its needs, has purchased 16.64 million tons of fertilizers through May, up 16.5% from the same period in 2021, according to data from the shipping agency Cargonave.

Russia has sold 3.06 million tons of fertilizers to Brazil during the period, making it the country's No. 1 supplier.

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