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Sunflower seeds: lack of rain is not the only problem

August 11, 2021 at 2:34 PM , Der AUDITOR
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SOFIA. The persistent dry weather in Bulgaria will have an impact on the new crop, depending on where exactly the sunflower seeds are grown. While it has rained in some parts of the country, other parts are confronted with drought-like conditions. Temperatures presently range at 30C (86F) and little rain is forecast in the next two weeks. Transportation is also an issue.

Suppliers stop selling

While some farmers report that prospects are still good for this year’s crop, others are highly concerned over the lack of rain. Fields in the southern parts of Bulgaria are particularly hard-hit and many sunflowers are reportedly drying out. The situation is tense. Market players are waiting until the full extent of the damage can be assessed. This highly unpredictable situation has prompted many large supplies to stop selling Bakery kernels. Although the prices for last year’s crop are firm, this year’s crop will start to b

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