ATLANTA, GEORGIA, US — The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) has returned to an in-person event with a feed program that will focus on regulatory changes and provide an industry outlook for 2022. The Jan. 25-27 event is at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, US.
The 2022 IPPE will include a full week of education programs, including new technology, events on the show floor and networking opportunities with key leaders from the animal food, meat and poultry industries. The event brings together the expertise from the American Feed Industry Association, the North American Meat Institute and the US Poultry & Egg Association.
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.