Ukraine Grain Crop Just Keeps Getting Bigger

In the highest estimate seen so far this year Ukrainian agrarians expect record grain harvest at the level of 45-48 mln tonnes, declared Leonid Kozachenko, President of Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation on July 18.

This is an increase of 16-19 mln tonnes on 2007, and surpasses last week's Agriculture Ministry estimate of 43 mln, which was in turn a sharp increase on it's June estimate of 40.4 mln tonnes.

As the country progresses with the harvest yields are coming in consistently higher than originally anticipated.

Ukraine has had some problems, connected with lack of technical equipment, fuel and storage facilities, which have impede the harvesting campaign Kozachenko added.