Ukraine could become world’s second largest grain exporter – UGA

This marketing year (July 2013 – June 2014) Ukraine could export a record amount of grain that will allow it to become the second or third largest exporter of grain in the world, President of the Ukrainian Grain Association (UGA) Volodymyr Klymenko announced this at a press conference in Kyiv on Tuesday.

Ukraine grows more vegetables than it can consume

Much more fruits and vegetables are grown in Ukrainian regions than the public of these regions can consume. Therefore, much of the harvest should be sold outside these regions, and it is necessary to build a network of modern vegetable stores.Director of the Association of Wholesale Markets for Agricultural Products Anatoliy Rozgon said this during the presentation of the Green Markets national project at Ukrinform on Thursday, a Ukrinform correspondent reported.

Ban for sale of farm lands to foreigners is logic step – expert

Establishment of restrictions for foreigners to purchase farm lands in Ukraine is an absolutely logic step of our legislator.
Main legal adviser of the USAID Project Agroinvest Pavlo Kulinich expressed this opinion, commenting on the draft law “On Agricultural Land Turnover” in the context of the future associated membership in the EU, the Ukrainian Education Center told Ukrinform about this.

Export of Ukrainian vegetables increases by 53% for five months

Export of national vegetables over five months of the current year grew by 53%. In total, over this time, Ukraine sent 134,000 tons of vitamin products to foreign markets. In addition to high yields, this index is promoted by construction of hot house complexes and modern vegetable storage facilities, director of the department for economic development of the agrarian market at the Agricultural Policy and Food Ministry Vitaliy Sabluk expressed this opinion, the Ministry’s press service told Ukrinform.

MHP concluded the deal on acquisition of Russian holding

According to the official statement released by Ukrainian holding, MHP completed acquisition of Russian Voroneg Agro Holding. MHP acquired 100% of the stock of Russian grain company. Company has not given official comment regarding the acquisition value, however several sources stated that the deal was worth USD 100 million.

Agriculture ministry: Farm production rises in 19 regions

In the first four months 2013 agricultural production has increased in 19 regions. The highest increase was recorded in Vinnytsia region – 42.2 percent and Khmelnytsky region – 17 percent, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Mykola Prysiazhniuk told reporters Friday.

Agriculture brought Ukraine more than metallurgy last year – Kolobov

In 2012, Ukraine earned from the export of farm produce more than from the export of metals.
This was stated by Finance Minister Yuriy Kolobov during a meeting with representatives of the European Business Association, the press service of the finance ministry reported.

Ukraine to Extend Deal With Traders on Grain Export Monitoring

Ukraine plans to extend an agreement with traders to coordinate grain exports in the marketing year which starts July 1, agriculture researcher UkrAgroConsult said.
The Agriculture Ministry and grain exporters agreed to monitor outbound shipments and the domestic grain balance for a one-year period after a 29 percent decline in the wheat harvest due to drought last year.

The Cabinet appoints members of the Ukrainian Land Bank supervisory board

The Cabinet appoints members of the Supervisory Board of the PJSC State Land Bank of Ukraine. Resolution No. 134 of March 4, 2013, says about this, posted on the government portal.

Agrarian Policy Ministry, grain traders to sign memorandum for 2013/2014 МY

The Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry and grain traders plan to prolong the Memorandum of Understanding on grain exports for the 2013/2014 marketing year.Currently, the proposals from the parties, which may be included in this document, are finalized. The memorandum is planned to be signed in the coming months. This and a number of other issues were discussed by agrarian policy minister Mykola Prysiazhniuk and representatives of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine.