Ukraine Seeding 5.5M Ha Sunflower

PANAMA - Jun 18/17 - SNS -- Farmers in the Ukraine have planted 5.5 million hectares of sunflower as if June 7, 1.9 million hectares of soybeans and 858,000 of winter rapeseed.

Though sunflower area is down from this time last year, the U.S. agricultural attache thinks the final area may be little changed, judging from the quantity of planting seed imported.

However, satellite imagery of the country suggests conditions are less "favorable compared to the same period in 2016," reports the U.S. agricultural attache for the country