Kazakhstan To Increase Grain Area In 2010

New kid on the block, Kazakhstan, is set to increase it's grain planted area by around 4.5% to 16.7 million hectares for the 2010/11 season, according to UkrAgroConsult.

The Kazakhs have been quick to latch onto this "you grow wheat and people give you money for it, brilliant" malarkey recently, and are busy forging export relationships with anybody with a cheque book.

Wheat dominates the scene in Kazakhstan at the moment, although they are also looking to develop other crops, having recently noticed that their new bezzie chums China import quite a lot of soybeans from time to time.

Wheat area is seen rising almost 3% to 14.3 million hectares from 13.9 million in 2009.