Foods and Grains Corporation starts accepting new crop maize
11.09.2018 16:08 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
As of this week, the linear and port elevators of the Ukrainian State Foods and Grains Corporation have started accepting maize (2018 crop), Ukrainian Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food reports.
Thus, as of this year Sept 11, the subsidiaries of the Foods and Grains Corporation have received over 16,000 tons grains.
As to the report, the agrometeorological conditions of the 2018 summer were favorable for the formation of the late grains’ crop; besides, the maize grains have reached full maturity 1.52 weeks earlier against last few years’ similar. So, agrarians have started their new crop maize harvesting/threshing already within this year late Aug. The analysis of the maize grains’ quality shows that the moisture content is close to the required figures.
It is to be admitted, the latest USDA forecast for the Ukrainian2018/19 MY maize export (from Aug 2018) is 24.5 million tons (what can become a record high forecast for the last 5 years).