Analysis-Facing minefields and cash crunch, Ukraine farmers to sow smaller crop

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By Rod Nickel and Pavel Polityuk KYIV (Reuters) – Facing fields full of mines and short of cash, many Ukrainian farmers are likely to sow a smaller area this spring than they did following Russia’s invasion, in what could be a further blow to global food supplies after disruptions last year. Ukraine is a major supplier of wheat and corn to world markets and production and exports slumped last year due to the war, sending prices for key commodities sharply higher before stabilising. With farmers hurting from soaring costs including fertiliser, Ukraine’s export capacity severely limited because …

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