Lawmakers Request Biden to Allow Farming of Conserved Lands Amid Food Shortage Fears

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World leaders are preparing for an expected global food shortage due to the disruption of wheat production and trade caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Known as the breadbasket of Europe, Russian and Ukraine produce more than a quarter of the wheat supply for the entire world. Biden administration officials acknowledged that the conflict could cause famines and crises overseas. Lawmakers are requesting that Biden allow farming of conserved lands to increase food output.