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Blue poppy seeds: new production estimates issued

August 11, 2021 4:32 PM, Der AUDITOR
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CHRUDIM/BUDAPEST. The Czech Statistical Office has issued new production estimates for poppy seeds. Prospects are highly encouraging here. Production is also being assessed in Hungary.

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Although some farmers have already started harvesting blue poppy seeds, this is the noted exception. Harvesting will mainly be underway next week, which marks the latest start in recent years. Trading is largely subdued. Demand for last year's crop is restricted, whereas the first enquiries for the new crop are being issued. The Czech Statistical Office (CZSO) has issued new production estimates that are highly encouraging. As Dagmar Lhotská from the Agricultural and Forestry Statistics Unit states on the CZSO website,

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