Ukraine planted early spring grains throughout 2.4 mln ha – Ministry of Agrarian Policy

As of April 26, Ukrainian agrarians planted early spring grains throughout the areas of 2.378 mln ha, or 99% of the plan, an increase of 300 thsd ha compared with the same date last year, declared the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine. In particular, agrarians planted spring barley throughout the areas of…

The new Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Taras Kutovyi announced that organic is a priority for Ukraine

“Farms occupy 73% of general structure of total agricultural production, but in terms of money unfortunately they form less than 8%. United communities will be rich and self-sufficient when the money is provided to them. Farming can help with that. But they need to find niches. A farmer will never be more competitive than an…

Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine to actively apply the best agrarian practices of the USA and European countries

The Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine considers that establishment of prospective international experience, primarily the US and European ones, is one of the primary objectives to be solved in the Ukrainian agriculture, declared the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, Taras Kutovyi. According to him, the first component of the reform should…

Efficiency of the agricultural complex of Ukraine is one of the major priorities for the Cabinet of Ministers

Improving the efficiency of the agricultural sector of Ukraine will be one of the major priorities for new composition of the Cabinet of Ministers, said the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Volodymyr Groysman. According to him, it is referred to more effective support for small-scale farming enterprises, as well as small and medium-scale agricultural businesses. Special…

Ukraine exported over 33 mln tonnes of grains – Ministry of Agrarian Policy

Since the beginning of 2015/16 MY, and as of April 27, Ukraine exported 33.3 mln tonnes of grains, declared the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine. In particular, wheat exports totaled nearly 14 mln tonnes, corn – 15 mln tonnes, and barley – 4.1 mln tonnes. In addition, the export volumes of flour…

Ukraine: Inkerman trade house seeks to almost triple sparkling wine sales in 2016

Inkerman Trade House LLC (Kyiv), a Ukrainian division of Inkerman International, seeks to boost sparkling wine sales by 2.8 times in 2016, to 2.2 million bottles. “We seek to boost production of sparkling wine from 800,000 bottles last year to 2.2 million bottles. We think that these ambitious goals are realizable: demand on our products…

Ukraine: Corn starch production increased by 40%

Corn starch production continues to increase in Ukraine. During first three month of 2016 Ukraine produced 14.36 KMT of corn starch, which is 39% more than over the same period of last year – 10.34 KMT. Along with this corn starch exports increase even faster. Over the first half of the season (October-March) Ukraine exported…

Russia can resume agricultural import from Turkey

However, the ministry didn’t specify the time of resuming the import of Turkish agricultural products to Russia. Ankara and Moscow discussed this issue Apr.27 during the visit of a delegation from Turkey’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock to Russia. Relations between Russia and Turkey deteriorated after the incident with Russian SU-24 bomber. Following the…

Russia becomes global leader of wheat export – agriculture minister

Russia has become the global leader of wheat export and outrun Canada and the United States, Minister of Agriculture Alexander Tkachev said on Thursday. Russia will export about 25 mln tonnes of wheat in this agricultural year, the Minister added. “The wheat export figure [is] about 25 mln tonnes. We have become the global leaders…

Russia: “Kuban-Vino” presents new sparkling rose wine

It is made from white and red grapes, harvested manually on the Taman peninsula. The wine has sparkling pink color with long game of bubbles. Wine reveals beautiful fruity aroma and delicate and refined taste. (techdrinks.info)

Poland reduced export of strawberry in 2015

According to the Central Statistics Department of Poland, the country significantly reduced the volume of exports of strawberry in 2015.

Polish export companies during the reporting period have shipped 14.1 thousand tons of berries, while in 2014 exports amounted to 19.6 thousand tonnes, i.e. it was 18% more. (techdrinks.info)

Belarus plans to increase milk production by 2020

Belarus plans to increase its milk production to 9.6 million tonnes by 2020, by 33% as against 2015, Belarus First Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Marinich told media on 28 April. Leonid Marinich is attending the second export to discuss forum Dairy Belarus, BelTA has learned. This year there are plans to increase the…

Ukraine: Sunflower oil production lags behind the last season’s pace

In March 2016 large and medium-sized enterprises of Ukraine produced 346 KMT of sunflower oil compared to 339 KMT in Feb-ruary 2016 and 341 KMT in March 2015. Since the beginning of the current season Ukraine produced 2389 KMT of sunflower oil which is 1.8% less than over the same period last season. Estimating the…

Russia: in 2015/16 MY, the exports of wheat and corn to break a record

In 2015/16 MY, the exports of wheat and corn from the Russian Federation will break a record, declared the Director of consulting company ProZerno, Vladimir Petrychenko during the meeting-discussion “Harvest-2016: market of crop protection products and seeds in Russia” on April 26. In particular, the export potential of wheat in the current MY totals 24.45…

Over Half of Red Caviar Sold in Russia Unsafe

The majority of red caviar sold in Russian food stores does not comply with basic hygiene regulations, the TASS news agency reported Monday. Experts from Russian standards watchdog Roskachestvo found that 13 out of 23 samples inspected were produced in conditions that did not conform to sanitary regulations, said deputy Chairman of Roskachestvo Yekaterina Saratseva.…

Ukraine: Kyivkhlib seeks to start exports to U.S., Canada in 2016

Public joint-stock company Kyivkhlib, a large bread producer in Kyiv, seeks to export its cakes to the United States and Canada. According to a company report, the company in 2015 exported crackers, round cracknels and confectionary products to Germany, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Bulgaria and the Netherlands. Kyivkhlib last year designed 29 new products: 20…

Ukraine to keep the high potential of grain exports In 2016/17 MY

Despite the fact that several economic and weather factors contribute to further reduction of the general grain production in Ukraine, in 2016/17 MY the country will continue keeping the export potential of the reporting agrarian market segment at rather high level. According to APK-Inform analysts, in 2016 the general harvest of grains and pulses in…