Illinois farmers speculate in a volatile global market
When Dennis Green was a young, beginning farmer in southern Illinois in the 1970s, he didn’t think much of the Soviet Union as a player in global agriculture.
“Russia, Ukraine and some other countries were still part of the Soviet Union. In the 1970s they couldn’t grow enough wheat for their own people,” Green said. “We never thought that a war like the one we are having right now would impact global markets”