Due to the occupation and drought, Ukraine to collect no more than 60 million tons of grain
The drought in the country’s central regions and the Russian occupation will allow Ukrainian farmers to harvest only 60 million tons of grain this year. Andriy Dykun, the head of the Ukrainian Agrarian Council, made this statement. He estimates that the harvest will be 40% less than previous year’s.
“Our projection is 60 million tons while the Ministry of Agriculture’s is 68 million tons. A factor in this was the occupation of several southern regions. The heart of Ukraine is experiencing a drought. The east will lose because of our victory. Local farmers claim that the crops in the Donetsk region are abundant. But we must not disregard the front lines” said he.