The persistently cool temperatures coupled with rainfall make it difficult for the farmers to work in the fields and there are repeated interruptions. This time last year, 70% of the acreage was already sown, but currently it only amounts to 10%. Quotations for prompt shipments from Moldova are EUR 1.14-1.18/kg DAP for bakery kernels and EUR 1.18-1.22/kg DAP for sunflower kernels, confection. Price indications for the new crop, meanwhile, are EUR 0.85-0.95/kg DAP and EUR 0.95-1.00/kg DAP Germany respectively.
Bulgaria's farmers lag behind