Sunday, 17 October 2010

Sweet Lord!

This is an unsubstantiated rumour but the latest ruse I am hearing is that growers will have to plant 5% of their cropping area with sugar beet.

I suspect it will go the same way as most directives and will be roundly ignored but it does give you some flavour of what farming in Ukraine is up against.

Obviously no one will invest in the specialist planting and harvesting machinery required to grow sugar beet based solely on a government directive, thus giving the local administration the opportunity to fine you for not complying. Ker-ching!