Because of the "umbrellas" .. Israel stops the flight of stealth fighters

Because of the “umbrellas” .. Israel stops the flight of stealth fighters

As farmers begin their first harvest of wheat since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last February, their resilience masks major problems for the country’s globally important agricultural industry that is expected to continue long after the war.

The Wall Street Journal said the first harvest of Ukrainian wheat after the Russian invasion would be an early test of how the country’s agriculture is doing.

Early readings indicate low yields due to hot weather and a lack of fertilizer. Poor harvests will also exacerbate problems for many farmers who have not been able to sell all their crops and are already struggling to finance the next round of planting.

It will take a long time to restore the infrastructure destroyed by the Russian war and the return of workers to the fields, according to the American newspaper.

In the village of Rivnopilia, located in the Chernev region, about 80 kilometers north of the capital, Kyiv, Misha Ananenko was on a tractor when a mine exploded beneath him, blowing the ground.

After he got out safely, he returned on the second day to work, saying: “Agriculture is always a struggle.”

While the recent agreement between Moscow and Kiev to give grain shipments safe passage from blockaded ports in Ukraine offers some hope of boosting exports over time, many farmers say they are not confident the deal will hold.

Shortly after the deal was signed, a Russian missile attack targeted the port of Odessa, in violation of the terms of the UN-brokered agreement.

On Friday, Ukrainian officials said that the first shipments of grain would be exported within the next few days.

The capacity of Ukrainian agriculture could help relieve pressures on global food supplies and ease price hikes. It is also important to Ukraine’s ability to recover after the war.

Agriculture employs 14 percent of Ukraine’s population and in 2021 the sector accounted for more than 40 percent of the country’s $68 billion exports, according to the US Department of Agriculture.

However, many farmers do not expect the sector to recover completely. Ivan Kryuchkov, who started the wheat harvest at the end of last week, said that Ukrainian agriculture will return very slowly.

Kryuchkov, who runs IMI’s agricultural operations in the Chernihiv region, said Russian forces had mined his land and stole his equipment.

He said that about 90 percent of the IMC’s land in the Chernihiv region cannot be planted with spring crops such as corn and sunflowers due to the occupation and the presence of mines and other munitions in the fields.

The Russian forces invaded most of the region during the early days of the invasion, before the battles focused later on the Donbass region in the east of the country.

“a decade”

One of the first battles took place in Chernihiv on the highway outside the farm of Mykola Ponomarenko, a spot where bullet casings and burnt vehicles can still be found.

Ponomarenko counted 18 holes in his fields, which he uses to grow corn, wheat and potatoes. When the Russian soldiers withdrew, he said, they cut the hydraulic wires of his tractors and stole two cars, tools worth tens of thousands of dollars, and even his coffee machine.

Russia denies targeting civilians and the Ukrainian agricultural industry.

Ponomarenko, whose harvest began last week, said he lost more than half a million dollars in seed potatoes when his storage facility near Kyiv was blown up.

The first three months of the war resulted in about $4.3 billion in damage to Ukrainian agriculture and losses in crops, machinery, facilities and other factors, according to the Kyiv School of Economics.

One of the main problems of agriculture in Ukraine is the lack of finance, as farmers need money to pay for the next planting season. Wheat planting begins in September, while corn and sunflower seeds are sown, which can be expensive in the spring.

Like other farmers, Ponomarenko struggled to sell his last crop for 2,800 hryvnias, about $76, for a ton of wheat that once fetched 8,000 hryvnias.

According to Doug Hurt, professor in the Department of History at Purdue University, wars have a lasting impact on farmers.

Hurt, who specializes in the history of agriculture, said European grain production took several years to recover after World War I.

He continued, “There is a need for years, often a decade or more, to return agriculture to what looks like normal after the war.”

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