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Transcript: This Year’s American Wheat Plantings Are Brutal

The bad news keeps piling gup.

Soft red winter wheat is harvested with a John Deere & Co. combine harvester in aerial photograph taken over Kirkland, Illinois, U.S., on Thursday, July 23, 2015. 

Soft red winter wheat is harvested with a John Deere & Co. combine harvester in aerial photograph taken over Kirkland, Illinois, U.S., on Thursday, July 23, 2015. 

Photographer: Daniel Acker

There are numerous factor seemingly conspiring to push inflation up. Some of it is related to the pandemic, and the various fiscal and monetary measures designed to mitigate the downturn. Some of it is due to the war. But also some is due to just bad luck. On the case of US wheat, the weather has been brutal. After years of drought, this year has seen historic amounts of rain, which has been brutal for the pace of plantings. On this episode, we speak with Angie Setzer of ConsusROI about the difficult conditions facing American farmers. The transcript has been lightly edited for clarity.

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