As of August 19, wheat and barley harvesting was almost complete. Farmers obtained 26.37 MMT of wheat and 9.77 MMT of barley in bunker weight. The weather was favorable during grain harvesting. Therefore, losses are expected to be minimal while grain finishing is 1.5-3%.
UkrAgroConsult has raised the estimate of wheat gross crop by 1 MMT, and of barley – by 0.6 MMT.
Corn production prospects are also promising. Warm weather and precipitation created favorable conditions for corn vegetation this summer. Average productivity is expected to be all-time high or close to record high – nearly 6 MT/ha. (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)