According to the Agrarian Ministry of Ukraine, sunflower was sown on an area of 3,487 hectares as of May 4 – this is 65% of the projected 5,390 ha (official data), UkrAgroConsult reports.
The lag behind last year exceeds 3%: 3,566 ha of sunflower was sown as of this same date in 2016.
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