USDA cut its forecast for the sunseed crop in Ukraine


The USDA’s November report presented a raised forecast for Black Sea rapeseed production in the 2017/18 season. The respective forecasts for sunseed and soybeans were reduced, reports UkrAgroConsult.

In November, the sunseed crop estimate for Ukraine was slashed to 13000 KMT (down 500 KMT). The USDA predicts the Black Sea countries to harvest a total 26900 KMT of this oilseed.

The region’s rapeseed production will expand due to a larger harvest in Russia, which is to reach 1500 KMT (up 100 KMT). The total rapeseed crop in the Black Sea region is estimated at 4225 KMT.

The forecast for Black Sea soybean production was left unchanged at 7785 KMT.



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