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Blue poppy seeds: unusually slow start to the season

September 9, 2020 10:24 AM, Der AUDITOR
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CHRUDIM/ANKARA. Poppy seed producers are surprisingly eager to sell in the Czech Republic. Prices are declining in Turkey.

Buyers hold back

Trading is highly subdued in the blue poppy seed market. The new crop is arriving gradually and sufficient supplies are available. Although the farmers are eager to sell, demand is much lower than usual at this time of year. Although market players initially attributed the lack of demand to the late start of the harvest and the uncertainty over production volumes, it is now emerging that there are far greater issues at hand as large order volumes have failed to materialise so far. Problem is that the coronavirus pandemic has caused a massive stir am

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