The Ukrainian Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food expects Ukrainian agricultural producers to reduce the area of land under cultivation of grain crops by almost a third this fall.
First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Taras Vysotskyi announced this, the Ukrinform news agency reports.
According to Vysotskyi, the sowing of winter wheat, rye, barley, and rape has already begun in seven regions of Ukraine.
However, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food expects agricultural producers to reduce the area of land under grain crops by 25-35% this fall.
"In the case of rye, we should not expect a reduction in the sown area because its cultivation is oriented towards Ukraine’s domestic market. However, the situation involving winter wheat and barley is different. There are still stocks from last year's harvest because of the blockade of seaports," Vysotskyi said.
As reported earlier, Ukrainian agribusinesses have bought up almost all the single-use granaries on the world market.