Ukraine: corn harvesting started

As of August 26, grains and pulses (including corn) had been harvested from 9772 thousand ha (68% of the intended area) compared with 10305 thousand ha as of August 26, 2015. Farmers obtained 38.223 MMT with average yields at 3.91 MT/ha (at the same date in 2015 – 37.027 MMT with average productivity at 3.59…

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Ukraine: rapeseed output down in 2016

Rapeseed harvesting is complete in Ukraine. According to UkrAgroConsult estimates, rapeseed production is likely to be 30% lower than last year. Reduction of harvesting area due to significant winter rapeseed losses (234 thousand ha) was the main reason for production decline. Nevertheless, rapeseed average yields appeared to be higher than expected and even higher than…

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Tajikistan: citizens opposing economic integration with Russia

An article “Tajikistan Mulls EEU Membership, Feels Pull of Russia” posted on EurasiaNet.org’s website notes that many Tajiks oppose economic integration with Russia Abdufattoh Ghoib, the head of Tajikistan’s Customs Service, announced on July 19, that the Tajik government was considering making an application to enter the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). Ghoib’s declaration followed an…

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