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Russia Reaped $1 Billion of Wheat in Occupied Ukraine, NASA Says

  • NASA Harvest uses satellite imagery to model wheat crop
  • A quarter of Ukraine wheat is grown on land claimed by Russia
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Source: NASA

Ukraine has lost at least $1 billion of wheat that was harvested in areas controlled by Russia, according to research using satellite imagery from NASA’s food security and agriculture program.

The analysis gives an idea of what’s happening in occupied territories, where information is tightly controlled. It uses a machine-learning model detecting texture and color changes based on a time-series of satellite images to map where crops have been harvested or left unharvested.