Ukraine Winter Grains in Tough Shape

November 18, 2011

Drought in Ukraine may not be cured due to growing La Niña influence,  pointing to sharply lower winter wheat and rapeseed production in the 2012 harvest.

Drought is worsening in the Ukraine grain belt as winter wheat and rapeseed slip into dormancy.  The Ukraine weather agency warned in October that 30% of grains may not survive the winter, because of poor crop establishment from incredibly dry conditions.   Large swaths of the grain belt received only 30-40% of normal precipitation in the fall planting season... subscribers continue to full story...


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