Good crops in Eastern Europe
Russia's buckwheat crop was slightly up year-on-year, breaking the 1 million mt mark. Compared to last year, the area under cultivation increased by 12% to 975,900 ha. Thus, even under the less than optimal growing conditions of this summer, the buckwheat crop could be increased by 66,000 mt or 6% to 1.037 million mt. According to the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, this quantity is sufficient to meet domestic demand.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian farmers were able to finish the harvest with a result of 110,700 mt, an