Mykola Solskyi, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform
January 16, 2023, 12:49

Quality of Ukrainian Corn Will Be Significantly Worse This Year Than in 2022; Losses May Amount up to 15% — Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food

For a number of reasons, including weather conditions, the quality of Ukrainian corn is and will be significantly worse compared to last year. Mykola Solskyi, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, made this statement at the press conference in Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform.

“The quality of corn is significantly worse this year. For a number of reasons, we have entered a long, prolonged winter harvest, which in itself is quite difficult, because big temperature differences embarrass the farmers’ work, and it harms quality. I think the percentage will depend on farmers: it can range from a few to 15 percent of losses. This depends on the hybrid that they had, on humidity with which they entered a period when frosts had already begun, on the temperature differences that we have now. At the beginning of winter, about a third of corn was still unharvested. Now this figure is about 2 times less, but it is still a lot and the quality is getting worse from day to day. Farmers, grain elevator operators and traders know how to work with this to balance the quality. But compared to last year, which was good, the quality will be significantly worse,” Mykola Solskyi explained. 

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