Contents tagged with grain

  • Russia says foreign ships can leave Black Sea ports, refuses to allow Ukrainian grain exports until sanctions lifted

    Russia said it would open “humanitarian corridors” to allow foreign ships to leave occupied Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov.

    Russian Defense Ministry official Mikhail Mizintsev said the corridors would be open from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm daily.

    At the same time, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said ships carrying Ukrainian grain would not be allowed to leave until Western sanctions on Russia were lifted.

    They “must cancel those illegal decisions that prevent the charter of ships, …

  • UN FAO says Russian forces are looting grain in Ukraine and destroying silos

     The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization said on Friday that Russian troops have looted stocks of Ukrainian grain and have destroyed agricultural storage facilities.

    As stated by Josef Schmidhuber, a senior official with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, “Grain is being stolen by Russia and transported on trucks into Russia and the same goes for agricultural implements.”

    Schmidhuber said an estimated 700,000 tons of grain has been stolen. He noted that all …

  • Ukraine becomes world’s second largest grain exporter

    According to the results of the 2019-2020 marketing year, Ukraine became the world’s second largest grain exporter after the United States, said the Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Economic Development of Trade and Agriculture, Taras Kachka during the 52nd session of the International Grain Council, reports the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.

    "Ukraine is an important player in the international grain market, one of the guarantors of food security in the world and …

  • Russia suspends grain exports

    Russia has suspended grain exports to the world market for the first time since 2010.

    According to Interfax, on Sunday, April 26, grain exporters fully used up the quota of 7 million tons, which was set for them by the Russian Ministry of Agriculture. The quota of 7 million tons was valid for the period from April 1 to June 30 and was chosen ahead of schedule.

    The Ministry of Agriculture does not plan to increase its volume in the current season, the deputy head of the department Oksana Lut …