SPRINGFIELD, OHIO, U.S. — Sweet Manufacturing Company announced on June 25 the hiring of Lisa Gordon as its new customer service specialist. Her responsibilities will include assisting customers worldwide with technical specifications and capabilities of products, answering customers’ questions about replacement and add-on parts for its existing products in the field, and helping customers with all aspects of their orders. Sweet said Gordon will demonstrate an important part of the Sweet sales team’s ongoing commitment to providing exceptional customer service.
Gordon is an established customer service professional with several years of proven sales and customer service experience in both domestic and international markets. She has previous experience in the fastener and automotive sectors, having worked for a leading fastener manufacturer
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, the world’s wheat supply has been thrown into question, with poorer nations facing scarcity and a potential food crisis, according to the United Nations.
Following are countries among the world’s least developed that are the most dependent on Russia and Ukraine for their annual wheat supply (2020), according to the UN Conference on Trade and Development. Nations in Africa import 44% of their wheat from Russia and Ukraine, according to the UN.
In marketing year 2022-23, the world is projected by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to produce 779.03 million tonnes of wheat and provide 204.89 million tonnes for export.
These are the eight major wheat importing nations/regions as listed in the monthly USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report and their annual tonnes with production.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February and the persistent La Niña climate phenomenon have combined to create some of the most volatile market conditions in recent memory, sending prices skyrocketing as nations that depend on wheat to feed their populations scramble to secure supplies.
Each month, the WASDE releases new projections to reflect the most recent global market and production conditions, and this slideshow will be updated with those changes.