Ukrainian farmers start harvesting corn – Economy Ministry

Ukrainian farmers start harvesting corn – Economy Ministry

Ukrainian farmers have started gathering corn in eight regions, threshing the first 107,000 tonnes of corn from an area of 25.8 thousand hectares, according to the press service of the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine.

As of September 10, Ukrainian farmers gathered 43.4 million tonnes of main crops from an area of 12.3 million hectares, including 38.7 million tonnes of grain and legumes crops from an area of 9.8 million hectares (64% of the projected area).

Also, Ukrainian farmers have already threshed 138.3 thousand tonnes of millet from an area of 80.6 thousand hectares (54% of the forecast); 46.8 thousand tonnes of buckwheat from an area of 36 thousand hectares (46%); 1.98 million tonnes of sunflower seeds from an area of 1.2 million hectares (19%); 217.9 thousand tonnes of soybeans from an area of 123.7 thousand hectares (9%).

As reported by Ukrinform, the Ukrainian Agribusiness Club (UCAB) downgraded its forecast for the gross yield of late crops in 2020. In particular, the forecast for the corn harvest was reduced from 35.1 million tonnes to 32 million tonnes.

According to the State Statistics Service, Ukraine harvested 35.8 million tonnes of corn for grain in 2019.


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