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Ukraine's freeze to put pressure on grain stocks

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International grain traders are watching markets to see what impact there will be from the world's third-largest exporter, Ukraine, announcing an eight-million-tonne drop in production after freezing temperatures destroyed large swathes of its winter crops... Then more than a third of the country's planted crop was hit by the big freeze in February that also hit much of Europe... Mr Eudall also noted that in anticipation of crops taking a weather hit, Ukraine had positioned itself to supply feedgrain markets, opening the door to Russia becoming a major supplier of quality grain to the Middle East and Asia...