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Ukraine expects to harvest up to 50 million tons of grain this year

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According to preliminary forecasts, the potential production of crops on the existing cultivated areas in Ukraine is 48-50 million tons of grain.

This was stated at a briefing by First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Taras Vysotsky, reports “ProAgro Group” with reference to “Ukrinform”.

“In Ukraine this year, the completion of the sowing season actually coincided with the beginning of harvesting – the south of the Odesa region began harvesting winter barley. We already have the first indicators. According to preliminary projections, the potential production of grain on the available areas may reach 48-50 million tons. Of course, this is less than in previous years, when we were used to figures of 60-65 million. but if you take the previous decade, we had the worst years. So nothing critical is expected yet,” Vysotsky said.

He added that corn is estimated to yield up to 24 million tons, wheat up to 16-20 million tons and barley about 5 million tons. Production of industrial crops, including oilseed rape, is expected to be about 2.5 million tons, soybeans – 2.5-2.8 million tons, sunflower can give about 10 million tons.

“These data are given taking into account the average figures of previous years. Further we will adjust the figures in the course of the harvest,” – stressed Vysotsky.

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