Real spring has finally come to Ukraine, the soil has already frozen off enough to start sowing. Farmers have already started to sow spring barley and wheat, in other areas night frosts are still recorded. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, the sowing campaign has begun on 2% of the country's territory.
This week of March 21-25 sowing campaign started in Kirovohrad, Odesa, Zaporizhzhya, Lviv regions. Moreover, farmers of the Kirovograd region plan to increase the spring grain crops area by 20%.
European Commission published decision to provide financial assistance of Euro500 M to Ukrainian farmers who have suffered from the results of the military actions in Ukraine. This is expected to mitigate global food price spikes and potential food shortages.