Ukraine Faces Export Barrier From European Neighbors

As farmers in Ukraine begin their second crop year under the barrel of Russian aggression, they’re also dealing with increased hostility from counterparts in Eastern Europe who blame Ukraine’s exports for lower grain prices.  Protests by farmers in Poland culminated in that nation blocking exports from Ukraine, despite the European Union signing solidarity corridor agreements to support the movement of Ukrainian grain.  Svitlana Sinkovska of Agribusiness Consulting Research…

Poland has since reopened its borders to Ukraine’s shipments provided they are destined for other markets.  Synkovska says maintaining dialogue with Poland and other neighbors is critical to Ukraine’s aspirations to join the European Union.

Svitlana Synkovska of Agribusiness Consulting Research was a presenter earlier this month at the Abner Womack Missouri Agriculture Outlook Conference hosted by the University of Missouri’s Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute.