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Wheat prices jump following collapse of major dam in southern Ukraine

FILE — Hedgehog barricades and razor wire stand in an unharvested wheat field near Barvinkove, Ukraine on Aug. 1, 2022. Ukraine and Russia agreed on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, to a two-month extension of a wartime agreement that allows Ukraine to ship its grain across the Black Sea, easing uncertainty over a deal seen as vital for preventing famine in other parts of the world. (David Guttenfelder/The New York Times)  XNYT66 XNYT66

The collapse of a major dam in southern Ukraine sent global prices of wheat and corn higher amid anxiety about a potential disruption to global supplies.

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