Quality of Ukraine's corn crop impacted by weather - ministry

Losses could be as high as 10 or 15% on some farmssn
calendar icon 17 January 2023
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The quality of Ukraine's corn crop has been hit by poor weather conditions, Reuters reported, citing Agriculture Minister Mykola Solskyi on Monday.

"It is much worse this year, because... we have entered into a lengthy, stretched winter harvest, which is rather difficult," Solskyi told a news conference. "There are large swings in temperature, which... is firstly difficult for farmers to work in, secondly it harms quality."

Estimating potential losses due to the weather, he said: "Depending on the farmer, it might be a loss from a few percent to 10 or 15%."

Solskyi said last month that Ukraine's corn production could fall to 22-23 million tonnes in 2022 from 41.9 million tonnes in 2021 because of a reduction in the harvested area caused by Russia's invasion.

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