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Ukrainian pulses wane

WINNIPEG (MarketsFarm) — There has been a marked decline in the amount of pulses grown by farmers in Ukraine over the last couple of years. The changes were highlighted in an article written for the Global Pulse Confederation by Sergey Feofilov, director general of UkrAgroConsult.

Feofilov noted total pulse production in Ukraine dropped almost 25.9 percent from 2018 to 2019, falling to 707,200 tonnes. Also coupled with that was the amount of planted area fell 38.1 percent to a little under 865,000 acres.

He said sharp price increases for seed, plant protection products and fuel, which are largely imported, influenced the declines. Also, the Ukraine hryvnia lost ground to other world currencies, which made buying those and other imports more expensive.

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