India announced Saturday policies to manage food security of the country, which include a ban on exports. The second-biggest wheat grower says the nation’s food security is under threat. Exports will be allowed to countries that require wheat at the request of their governments, while all other export shipments will halt immediately. India lowered its wheat production forecast by 5.7% to 105 million metric tons for the year, a decline from 111 million tons which would have meant the sixth consecutive year the country produced a surplus.

The decision both opens the door and puts pressure on U.S. farmers to help fill the gap left by the ban. Futures trades in Chicago jumped to their highest level in nearly two months, up to $12.47/bushel, nearly a 6% increase.

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