Nearly a fifth of Ukrainian farmers plan to cut 2021 corn sowing area

KYIV, March 30 (Reuters) – At least 18% of Ukrainian farmers plan to reduce the area sown for corn in 2021 due to drought last summer, while 13% could increase acreage, a survey by agriculture consultancy APK-Inform showed on Tuesday.Corn is Ukraine’s leading grain export and the country is forecast to supply around 24 million tonnes of corn in the 2020/21 season.The survey showed that the 2021 area under corn could fall by 14% versus 2020 and regions affected by drought in summer 2020 predict the largest decline in the area.

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