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Ukraine | 24 September 2018
Ukraine poultry farmer shows way ahead for 'Europe's bread basket'

The lush fields of summer corn that carpet the landscape surrounding Vinnytsia Poultry Farm will soon serve as fodder for the facility, which is Europe’s largest in terms of the volume of chicken meat...

Ukraine | 29 June 2018
How technology is changing Ukrainian agriculture for better

Vast stretches of flat land. Rich, black soil. A temperate climate. Ukraine is a country ideal for agriculture, where many of the world’s staple crops flourish. But, starved of investment since Sov...

Ukraine | 14 May 2017
Ukrainian agriculture: The dangers of opening the land market

The International Monetary Fund is demanding that Ukraine abolishes the moratorium on agricultural land trade, which has been in force since 2002. The draft law has been submitted to the parliament, a...

Ukraine | 22 November 2016
Ukraine limits some poultry imports due to avian flu

Ukraine has restricted imports of poultry and poultry products from certain regions of Germany, Bulgaria and Hungary due to concerns about avian flu, the state consumer protection agency said on Monda...

Ukraine | 14 October 2016
That boom you hear is Ukraine's agriculture

Ihor Makarevych bumps along the pitted roads to his fields, talking about warfare and his crops. When conflict broke out in eastern Ukraine in 2014, helicopter-launched heat flares scorched his land. ...

Ukraine | 27 September 2016
Ukraine mulls cancelling ban on farmland sale

The Ukrainian Agriculture Ministry said on Monday it had prepared a draft law on agricultural reform, which envisaged cancellation of a ban on the sale of the country's farmland. "Maybe at some st...

Ukraine | 18 August 2016
French floods bring surprise gains to a Ukraine wheat field

Ruslan Sokol has no idea why prices for wheat he grows on the vast flatlands of central Ukraine have started to recover from five-year lows. A thousand miles to the west, French farmer Stephane Je...

Ukraine | 15 September 2015
Dutch banks invest in massive Ukraine poultry farm

Dutch banks have invested millions of euros in a massive chicken farm in Ukraine which is competing with Dutch poultry farms, the Volkskrant reports on Monday. The Ukraine farm, Myronivsky Hlubopr...

Ukraine | 4 September 2015
Agriculture booms despite unpunished corruption

Ukrainian Agriculture Minister Oleksiy Pavlenko can reel off one optimistic statistic after another about the growing economic sector that he oversees, except for one: Success in prosecuting the alleg...

Ukraine | 21 August 2014
Wheat prices skyrocket after Ukraine's attack on Russia

An attack by Ukrainian troops on a Russian armoured column has sent wheat futures for September soaring 3.5% to $5.56 ¼ a bushel in Chicago at one point, before easing to end at $5.51 ¼ a bushel, a ga...

Ukraine | 19 May 2014
Ukraine turmoil threatens farmers and global markets

It is no longer the weather that most concerns Leonid Gensitsky. Like many of his fellow farmers in Ukraine, the biggest threat to his crops these days comes from the severe cash crunch wrought by mon...

Ukraine | 14 May 2014
Ukrainian farmers worried about port access

A former Victorian farmer, who manages a property in Ukraine, says grain growers in the country are worried about access to ports as conflict with Russia continues. With the grain harvest close to ...

Ukraine | 9 May 2014
Wheat glut eases risks from Ukraine fight to US drought

The world’s farmers are growing more wheat than ever, signaling to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley that the biggest price rally to start the year since at least 1960 will soon end. Whil...

Ukraine | 28 March 2014
Wheat prices rise on Crimea and Ukraine worries

Fears of political instability in Crimea and Ukraine have helped push up wheat prices since February. Ukraine accounts for some 6% of the of the world's wheat export market, while Crimea produces 7...

Ukraine | 27 March 2014
Ukraine's next casualties could be its farmers

After taking part in protests that toppled President Viktor Yanukovych in February, some Ukrainian farmers rushed back to their land to prepare for spring planting. The question now is whether they...

Ukraine | 20 March 2014
Amid Ukraine muddle, global prices for wheat surge

Russia's standoff with the West over Ukraine and the threat of sanctions by the US seem to have come as a boon for Indian wheat traders. Global wheat prices rose by 3% to $290-300 a tonne in a week's ...

Ukraine | 6 March 2014
Events in Ukraine impact U.S. farmers

The U.S. Grains Council today addressed the ever-changing political situation in Ukraine, outlining both short- and long-term realities of grain trade in the region. “Events in Ukraine will have a ...

Ukraine | 4 March 2014
Ukraine crisis sends wheat and corn prices soaring

Wheat and corn prices have risen sharply in response to the crisis in Ukraine, which is one of the world's biggest exporters of both crops. The price of wheat for delivery in May rose by as much as...

Ukraine | 13 November 2013
Work continues on Europe's largest poultry farm

Work was continuing on the Vinnitsa poultry project as MHP, one of the leading agro-industrial companies in Ukraine, is looking to build the largest poultry-processing factory in Europe. Work on t...

Ukraine | 15 October 2013
Ukraine exports agricultural products worth 10 billion USD

Over the first eight months of this year, Ukraine has exported agricultural products worth some 10 billion USD, some 25% of total exports. The activities of domestic agricultural producers in forei...

Ukraine | 3 February 2013
N.C. chicken farmers suing Ukrainian billionaire

When a young Ukrainian billionaire acquired the North Carolina operations of chicken processor Townsends out of bankruptcy in early 2011, the deal seemed to symbolize the increasing globalization of o...

Ukraine | 21 December 2012
Ministry to spend half of China's $3bn loan on irrigation

Ukraine's Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry plans to spend $1.5 billion of the Export-Import Bank of China's $3 billion loan on irrigation projects. "There are plans to funnel $1.5 billion of China...

Ukraine | 6 November 2012
US applauds Ukraine restraint on wheat ban

The U.S. Monday commended Ukraine for showing restraint over its wheat export ban, after the Black Sea nation backtracked on plans to become the first leading producer to impose restrictions in the wa...

Ukraine | 6 September 2012
Ukraine agree on export limits

Ukraine's Agriculture ministry and grain traders' unions have agreed on 2012/13 maximum export volumes at 19.4 million tonnes of grains, traders said on Wednesday. UkrAgroConsult consultancy said ...

Ukraine | 20 July 2012
China, Ukraine to boost agricultural trade

China and Ukraine are in talks about deepening trade links, particularly in the food and agriculture sector. Top government officials from both countries talked about starting importing Ukrainian c...

Ukraine | 24 April 2012
Ukraine, Kazakhstan wheat crops falling

Ukraine’s wheat harvest may slide 37 percent and Kazakhstan’s production could fall 36 percent this year after the crops were harmed by frost and drought, the United Nations’ Food an...

Ukraine | 8 December 2011
Poland to help Ukraine embrace EU standards

The agriculture ministries of Ukraine and Poland on December 7, 2011, signed a memorandum of cooperation in adapting the Ukrainian agricultural sector and rural areas to European Union (EU) standards.

Ukraine | 1 November 2011
Ukraine winter wheat planting drops

Ukraine’s winter wheat plantings declined by 2.2 percent to 6.32 million hectares (15.6 million acres) as of today, the country’s Agriculture Ministry said.

Ukraine | 20 October 2011
Ukraine Agmin sees higher grain crop

Ukraine is likely to harvest about 53 million tonnes of grain in 2011 compared to 39.2 million in 2010 and the previous 2011 outlook of 51-52 million tonnes, Farm Minister Mykola Prysyazhnyuk said on ...

Ukraine | 5 October 2011
Morgan bet farm in Ukraine before bailout

Iowa native Justin Bruch marveled at the opportunity when Morgan Stanley (MS) called in late 2007 to recruit him for an unusual assignment.

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