KIEV, Sept. 29 – Ukrainian farmers soon will hold protest rallies demanding the cancellation of the grain export duties in effect until the end of 2011, Hennadiy Novikov, head of the Agrarian Union of Ukraine said at the annual food industry forum in Kiev on Thursday.
He said that the union's council made the decision at a meeting held earlier.
"Farmers have been brought to boiling-point. They decided to hold a rally: strikes and block roads with machinery," he said.
Novikov said that export duties have led to unprofitability of grain production.