As last year’s crops dampen by the day, Georgian wheat farmers struggle to store and sell this year’s harvest due to the war in Ukraine. Mindia Gushikashvili’s crops have doubled compared to this time last year as many farmers in Georgia have expanded their fields to increase supply. He says many farmers in Georgia have expanded their fields to help the country escape the possible crop deficit that might occur due to the raging war in Ukraine.

Crop producers will harvest in a few weeks, while their barns are still packed with previous harvests that are yet to sell. Farmers say there is no demand for their wheat at the market this year, and that the current price is far below its prime. “It is a disaster for us!” says Gushikashvili. Grain is being old at a market price of between 15 and 18 cents, but the cost to produce it is 22 to 25 cents.

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