Oilseeds - Oilseeds

Sunflower seeds: new challenges ahead

June 7, 2023 at 11:17 AM , Der AUDITOR
Play report as audio

KYIV/SOFIA. With officials in Kyiv stating that the destruction of the Nova Khakova dam puts 42,000 people at risk of flooding on both sides of the Dnipro river the war with Russia has certainly entered a new level. The floods will also impact agriculture, but it is presently impossible to determine to what extent. Although the EU has extended the import restrictions for Urkainian corn, wheat, rapeseed and sunflower seeds to 15 September, some exceptions have been put in place.

Challenges ahead for new crop

The EU has opted to extend the import restrictions applying for the four Ukrainian agricultural products in Bulgaria, Slovakia and Poland along with Hungary and Romania until 15 September. Transits, however, remain possible and the restrictions will be eased step by step. According to the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine shipments of durum wheat, hybrid corn and seeds for sowing are already exempt from these restrictions.

As shipments over the Black Sea have become difficult the EU is an important partner for Ukra

View related articles

Go to the News Overview
Sep 21, 2023
NEW DELHI/ABUJA. South Korea has issued a new tender for sesame seeds for the first week in October. Farmers reckon that rain will reduce production in India's state of Gujarat.
Sep 21, 2023
CHRUDIM. Producers reckon that the poppy seed crop will fall well short of official estimates. The Czech Statistical Office still needs to issue new estimates. Prices have risen.
Sep 20, 2023
SOFIA/KYIV. Reactions are quite diverse over the European Union's decision not to extend the import ban for certain agricultural products from Ukraine to neighbouring member states beyond 15 September.
Sep 18, 2023
NEW DELHI. Although the peanut harvest is underway in India, prices have taken a rather unexpected turn. News on the US crop is confusing and harvesting is well underway in China.