Ukraine corn farm claims 300-bushels-per-acre crop

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Move over Midwest. Ukraine, which is already rattling Chicago nerves by taking US export trade in corn, is showing pre-eminence in growing the grain too, with one producer claiming a 300-bushel-an-acre yield. The mean US yield this year, even at a disappointing 146.7 bushels per acre according to latest official estimates, is far better than…


Ukraine wheat misses out on Egyptian order

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Ukraine, while regaining clearance as an approved wheat exporter to Egypt, will have to wait longer to win an order, being undercut at tender by supplies from neighbouring Russia. Ukrainian wheat was offered at $249.92 a tonne at the first tender by officials at Egypt’s General Authority for Supply Commodities (Gasc) since they readmitted the…


Bumper Ukraine grain exports back on the agenda

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Ukraine’s cancellation of grain export duties has put buoyant shipments back on the agenda – provided President Viktor Yanukovych does not delay in signing off the plans. The country has enough time left in 2011-12 to rebuild its pace of exports sufficient to reach 9m tonnes of wheat and 12.5m tonnes of corn over the…


Ukraine may extend contentious grain export levies

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Controversial grain export duties in Ukraine, blamed for a slump in shipments which has sparked fears over where withheld crops will be stored, may be extended until July – and even to other crops. Rather than shortening the period of the levies, which Ukraine’s farm ministry has lobbied for repeal, the tariffs may be extended…


Astarta spurs hopes for Ukraine sugar output jump

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Ukraine looked on track for its first sugar surplus in five years, after top producer Astarta, terming its early beet harvest of the "highest level", said it was on track to lift by 75% output of the sweetener. Astarta said that the average beet weights, from a harvest which began late last month, were coming…


Ukraine grain exports to recover from slow start

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Ukraine is set for bumper grain exports in 2011-12, despite the slow start to the season, Kernel Holdings said, blaming the 70% slump in volumes so far on uncertainty over a change in regime. The silos-to-sunflowers group acknowledged that it had been hurt "in particular" by the 70% slump to 600,000 tonnes in Ukraine’s exports…


Astarta’s sugar gamble appears to have paid off

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Ukraine’s largest sugar producer, Astarta, appears to have made a right call on sugar prices by holding off on sales in the spring, in the expectation of higher summer values. Astarta revealed that its sugar revenues rose 4%, year on year, to E78m in the first half of 2011 – lagging a 13% rise in…


Ukraine upgrade adds to wheat quality questions

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Ukraine’s agriculture ministry has stoked the uncertainty over the quality of the world wheat harvest by upgrading its hopes for its own crop – just as private observers are preparing for downgrades. The ministry said that the proportion of milling wheat in its crop this year "amounts to 70%, against 30% of feed wheat". The…


Ukraine to Build up Pig Meat Exports

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UKRAINE – The country has become a powerful exporter of pork meat, according to the agriculture minister. Worldwide, the Ukrainians known as a specialist in pork production, according to an official source. Therefore, the main task in this industry – not just to move away from dependence on imports, but also become one of the…


Ukraine acts to lift exports of growing grain crop

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Ukraine has unveiled further moves to boost its grain exports, which are flagging even as harvest hopes have grown, with UkgrAgroConsult upgrading its production estimate, and Astarta unveiling a jump in yields. The country’s trade ministry unveiled preferential credit treatment for grain exporters, in an effort to kick-start shipments which reached only 338,000 tonnes in…


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