Russia: Export of flax seeds from the Kursk region tripled
Grains, Cereal & Legumes
Market & Price Trends
Published Nov 30, 2023
The Kursk region in Russia has seen an increase in the export of flax seeds, with over 2.28 tons exported in 2023, three times more than the previous year. The demand for Kursk flax is particularly high in countries like Belarus, Poland, Germany, and Serbia. The flax seeds are tested by the Center for Grain Quality Assessment to ensure they meet importing countries' requirements, and no discrepancies have been found in seeds intended for export.
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Russian flax is in demand in Belarus and EU countries Farmers of the Kursk region exported more than 2.28 tons of flax seeds in 2023, which is 3 times more compared to last year (0.73 thousand tons). This was reported by the Grain Quality Assessment Center. It is noted that Kursk flax is in demand in Serbia, Belarus, Poland, and Germany. Specialists from the Center for Grain Quality Assessment check it for compliance with the requirements of importing countries, noted Lyudmila Shirobokova, deputy director of the Kursk branch of the center. “In our testing laboratory, we examine flax for such quality indicators as color, smell, moisture, the presence of weeds and others, as well as safety indicators: residual amounts of pesticides, radionuclides, content of mycotoxins, heavy metals, the presence of GMOs. “No discrepancies have been identified in flax seeds ...