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Sugar beets in Russia: New season and new perspectives

Сахарная свекла: новый сезон и новые перспективы
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Sugar Beet
Russia
Supply Yield / Stock Quantity
Seasonality
Apr 12, 2022
From Agroxxi
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The latest geopolitical events in February-March have had a significant impact and are likely to continue to affect Russian agriculture and the agro-industrial complex. The boom in demand for sugar led to the need to make decisions at the level of the Prosecutor General's Office, which instructed the prosecutors of 26 regions to check the legality of the actions of sugar producers and suppliers. In addition, a temporary ban on the export of white sugar and raw cane sugar has been introduced.
However, bans and checks will not solve the problem of shortages and rising prices. Everything will depend on the sugar beet harvest and real import substitution in this and other segments of agribusiness. More than 90% of sugar beets are grown in large agricultural organizations. The share of farmers, according to Sugar.ru, accounts for a little more than 9%. The sown areas for sweet root crops have fluctuated around 1 million hectares in recent years. Source: Rosstat of the Russian Federation One fifth of all crops are in the Krasnodar Territory. Since the end of March, sugar beet sowing has already begun here. And, according to the governor of the Kuban, Veniamin Kondratyev, the spring campaign does not cause fear, agricultural producers are fully provided with seeds and material and technical resources. This year, sugar beets are planned to be sown on an area of about 200,000 hectares in the Krasnodar Territory. In other beet-growing regions, farmers are also ready for spring ...
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