February 7, 2007
USDA/FAS GAIN report UP7002
Rapeseed production surges in
for rapeseed, plus high demand from the European Union,
prompted Ukrainian farmers to increase the sown area for
rapeseed. This trend has been evident for several years now.
The current crop (MY 2006/2007) is expected to double that
of last year. The government of Ukraine (GOU) has great
interest in global production of biofuels and has passed a
decree to support rapeseed production in Ukraine.