Ukraine Wheat Crop 89 Percent Feed Grade - Ministry

The 2008 Ukraine wheat crop is only 11% milling quality, down from 40% a year ago, according to latest reports from the Agriculture Ministry there.

The Agriculture Ministry expects total grain harvest this year to be around 48.7mmt compared with 29.3mmt in 2007.

Recent figures say that the Ukraine had harvested a whopping 26.596mmt of wheat to Aug 21 compared with the total wheat harvest in 2007 of just 14mmt.

Needless to say they will be very active and aggressive exporters in 2008/09 with total grain exports expected to be in the region of 20mmt compared with just 3.7mmt in 2007/08.