March 23, 2012


Ukraine to set US$37 million for lost crops reparation



The Cabinet of Ukraine will set aside US$37 million for the compensation of its lost crops, stated Minister of Agricultural Policy and Food Mykola Prysiazhniuk.


As of March 19, farm enterprises of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, south of Ukraine, have begun planting early crops, having sown 8,800 ha, Prysiazhniuk added.


Prysiazhniuk also stressed that agricultural enterprises have already purchased 381,000 tonnes of diesel fuel that is 93% of the demand, and 96,100 tonnes of petrol, accounting for 90% of the demand. Furthermore, farm enterprises, given the ending stocks, have 801,000 tonnes of fertiliser nutrients, which represent 89% of the order. The minister added that the winter crops are fertilised throughout the area of 2.7 million hectares, or 39% of the forecast.