Ukraine farmers face challenging harvest season as grain silos already full • FRANCE 24 English

Aug 14, 2022

As Ukraine’s grain exports slowly restart, as estimated 45 million tons of produce is still sitting in warehouses. Large-scale agricultural producers are at the front of the export queue, leaving thousands of small and medium-scale farmers in a difficult position as they prepare to harvest summer crops in the coming weeks.

“Nobody is buying from us at the port because they’re still selling grain from last year,” one farmer told FRANCE 24’s Rob Parsons. “We’ve got the workers and the gear but we can’t buy fuel because last year’s harvest is still stuck in the warehouse.”

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