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Flaxseed: Kazakhstan plans cultivation increase

May 18, 2021 4:20 PM, Der AUDITOR
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NUR-SULTAN/OTTAWA. The Kazakh Grain Union (KGU) expects a rise in cultivation this year. At the same time, Kazakhstan's flaxseed exports during the first seven months of this season have so far failed to match last year's result.

Up to 1.40 million ha of flaxseed

The Kazakh Grain Union (KGU) expects Kazakhstan farmers to sow about 1.38-1.40 million hectares with flaxseed this year, which would represent a significant increase over last year. Based on the developments of the past months, an increase in cultivation can also be expected in other important growing countries such as Russia and Canada, although the official forecasts for Canada have recently varied greatly. Here the estimates are currently 390,000-450,000 ha and a potential crop of 585,000-675,000 mt. However, as the

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