Ukraine: oilseed crops condition good

Last week the weather was favorable for late crops formation due to lower air temperatures and higher amount of precipitations. Sunflower sown in the optimal and early terms is at the stage of maturation – technical ripeness and at later sown plants – flowering stage. Some regions have started harvesting works. Sunflower condition is mainly…

Russia: WTO panel supports EU pork case in general

The arbiter panel of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in general supports an E.U. case against Russia’s prohibition of imports of its pork products, according to a WTO statement. The arbiters say that several measures introduced by Russia contradict the country’s WTO obligations. On January 30, 2014, the Russian veterinary authority prohibited imports of European…

Ukraine: winter rapeseed seeding started

According to Ukrainian Agrarian Ministry, share of oilseeds in the total cropping pattern will be increased by 4% YoY. Having finished winter crops harvesting campaign, agrarians of 16 regions have started winter rapeseed sowing for the 2017 crop. As of August 18, nearly 139 thousand ha had been sown with winter rapeseed, or 19% of…