Ukraine grain production to continue to fall with little incentive for growers to plant

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
Updated August 3 2022 - 12:20am, first published August 2 2022 - 10:00pm
ROUSING RECEPTION: Mykola Gorbachov, Ukraine Grain Association president, received a standing ovation at last week's Australian Grains Industry Conference.

ROCK BOTTOM farmgate prices caused by soaring transport costs, massive internal depopulation causing a workforce shortage and a lack of inputs are all likely to conspire to keep a lid on Ukrainian crop production for the 2022-23 season.

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Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector.

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