As of April 20, Russia spring sowing stood at 5.8 million hectares or 11% of the forecast.
As of April 21 Ukraine spring sowing stood at 2.8 million hectares or 39% of the forecast.
Dagestan takes second place in Russia for rice production.
Belarusian farmers started planting spring rape for the 2017 harvest with 3,000ha planted so far.
Paris-listed AgroGeneration, which farms about 100,000 hectares in Ukraine, reported full-year (EBITDA) earnings of €19.4 million for 2016, dipping from €19.9 million in 2015.
Russia’s largest vertically integrated agriculture holding company, Rusagro Group, which farms about 600,000 hectares, reported Q1 results for sugar up 26%, meat up 31%, agriculture up 9% with oil and fat segment down 25 %.