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Ukrainian agricultural boom: Why it matters to Irish farmers

Ukrainian agricultural boom: Why it matters to Irish farmers

Ukraine has officially reported yet another record grain harvest for 2016, exceeding 66m tonnes in the process. Of this, wheat accounted for 26.8m tonnes, maize came in at 28m tonnes and the barley harvest amounted to 9.9m tonnes. Aside, 4.3m tonnes of soy bean were also harvested. Agriculture-related products are now the largest exports from Ukraine, accounting for €14.6 billion, or 42.5% ... Read More
 
New ‘Locomotive’ Powering Ukraine as Economy Retools After War

New ‘Locomotive’ Powering Ukraine as Economy Retools After War

  Ukraine is starting to live up to its reputation as Europe’s breadbasket. Exports of wheat, barley and sunflower oil are at or near all-time highs, part of an agricultural revival that began to take hold in 2013. The industry’s rise coincides with declines in export mainstays such as steel and iron ore, which are produced largely ... Read More