October 2017. The fact that agriculture is a provider of non-food products is not new. Agriculture, including animal rearing and forestry, has traditionally been a source of fibres, fuel, construction and other materials like hides and skins. What is new is the scale and the range of products originating in basic agricultural raw materials, creating […]
In the face of the conflict in Ukraine, the month of March was punctuated by government announcements of new sanctions against Russia, and decisions by businesses and citizens to boycott certain products from Russia. The conflict is nevertheless threatening the production of certain crops, notably barley, for which producers fear a shortage and warn of a future price increase. For its part, the UK continues to open up to the international market, signing a free trade agreement with New Zealand, and removing tariffs on US bourbon imports.
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