Ukraine introduces temporary grain quotas
Drought-hit Ukraine has introduced temporary grain export quotas, a spokesman
for the country's Agriculture Ministry.
The quota of 12,000 metric tons of grain exports covers the export of wheat,
rye, barley and corn.
temperatures (35 degrees Celsius) and soil temperatures of up to 46 degrees
Celsius in combination with a lack of rainfall, had damaged winter and spring
grain crops, in particular barley, oats and grain legumes. However, the country
stocked up on food resources before the 2007 harvest, and there will no bread
shortage, he said.
Ukraine is expected to harvest about 30 million
metric tons of grain this year.
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