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Pumpkin seeds: freight costs have risen drastically again

April 12, 2021 4:39 PM, Der AUDITOR
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BEIJING. The blockade of the Suez Canal has far-reaching consequences for exporters, as freight costs have skyrocketed compared to last week. In China, sowing for the new crop starts at the end of next week.

Fewer subsidies for pumpkin seeds

In just under two weeks, Chinese farmers will start sowing for the new crop, which in Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia usually runs from 25 April to 20 May. In the northeast, sowing is later, with a planned period from 20 May to early June. Market players report that the new crop may be smaller than last year. The reason is that the Chinese government is increasingly promoting the cultivation of corn, beans and wheat, so farmers are focusing on these products. Meanwhile, subsidies for pumpkin seed cultivation are increasingly being

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