Tuesday, 5 April 2011


A shortage and subsequent high price of the Ukraine staple, buckwheat has encouraged the government to encourage growers to grow more this year.

I'm not sure how this works but it seems central planning hasn't entirely gone away and free market rules don't apply.

One thing I have learnt in all my years is not to go chasing markets; come the buckwheat harvest when the price is on the floor who will pay for that mistake?