The FINANCIAL -- The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine expects for successfully completion of the planting campaign of agricultural crops in two weeks, declared Oleksiy Pavlenko, Minister of Agrarian Policy, on May 13.
According to him, to date agrarians already planted grains throughout 83% of the planned areas. But due to the weather conditions and some unwillingness to plant buckwheat crap, the planted areas of the grain reached 42 thsd ha only. Although, the Ministry expects that the planted areas will reach at least 160 thsd ha, added O.Pavlenko.
In addition, in the current week PJSC Agrarian Fund has already begun to purchase buckwheat at forward contracts to stimulate agrarians for further planting of the grain.
Also, O.Pavlenko noted that the situation in the rice market segment remained at the last year level.