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Sunflower seeds: farmers defy air strikes

March 2, 2023 at 8:50 AM , Der AUDITOR
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BRUSSELS/DALIAN. Although fierce fighting continues in Ukraine, sunflower seed sowing has started in the Odesa Region. Sunflower meal shipments in the Black Sea grain corridor, however, slowed in January. China is presently determining market developments in Europe.

Ukraine to produce 12 million mt

According to a message issued by the Department of Agro-Industrial Development in Odesa the farmers have started sowing for 2023 amid rocket attacks and air strikes. Intention is to plant 726,500 ha with early grains and oilseeds, of which the lion’s share, namely 410,000 ha, will be allocated to sunflower seeds. This ties in with general observations that Ukraine will increase the area sown for oilseeds significantly this year.

Analyst APK-Inform expects the area sown with oilseeds to rise by 3% to 8.28 million ha as c

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