Головна Horticulture Farmers have reduced winter crops by 30%

Farmers have reduced winter crops by 30%

Ukrainian farmers sow 20-30% less winter crops compared to last year.

This was stated by the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Mykola Solsky in an interview, “ProAgro Group” reports with reference to Deutsche Welle.

“At the time of the Russian invasion, farmers had sown land and a certain supply of fertilizers and fuel. Therefore, we sowed as much as possible in those conditions, despite the problems with loans, diesel, prices, logistics, inability to sell the grown crops. For this we must pay tribute to the farmers. But all these problems are reflected in the winter crops. They sow 20-30% less than last year,” said Solsky.

He stressed that the continuation of the Russian invasion of Ukraine will lead to further reduction of crops and yields.

“Everyone should understand that the longer the war lasts, the less grain will be in Ukraine and the more global problems with grain will worsen. We have exported almost all of last year’s grain. For this year’s harvest we forecasted 65 -67 million tons of grains and oilseeds. Because of the weather, we will reduce this forecast a little bit,” Solsky added.

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