According to the State Customs Service, since the beginning of 2020/21 MY and as of January 15, Ukraine exported 27.2 mln tonnes of grains and pulses, down nearly 6 mln tonnes compared to the same period of the previous season.
Union of poultry breeders of Ukraine, Association of hog breeders of Ukraine and Union of compound feed producers of Ukraine as well as Zhyvotprom Corporation have asked the government of the country to take steps to control corn market to avoid the deficit of the grain on the domestic market. They have send an opened letter to the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal, the Minister for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture, Ihor Petrashko and the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food, Roman Leschenko. “We ask you to task the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine to add the overall annual volume of corn export at the volume 22 mln tonnes at most to the appendix to the grain Memorandum signed by the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine and the participants of the grain market. If this volume is surpassed, the temporary restrictions on corn export should be implemented to provide the inner market with the volumes need for livestock sector”, - is stated in the letter.
Re-establishment of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine to be finished by February 1
The re-establishment of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine as the separate stata body will be finished by February 1, 2021. It was stated in the governmental decree No1344 as of December 28, 2020. “The decree No1344 of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine came into force on January 6. It cancelled the liquidation of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food. It will be restored fully in the nearest future and will start operating”, - commented the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food, Roman Leschenko.