With such a pessimistic title, the parliamentary newspaper “Holos Ukrainy” in the number 243 of December 18, 2018 published the position of Yuriy Horbenko – director of agro-industrial development department of the Volyn Regional State Administration:
“As for the cultivation of flax for fiber, I believe that this topic should be closed and no longer be raised. Since flaxseed industry should develop in a complex. Fiber flax can be grown, but how to use in case there is no processor. But there is demand for oil flax.
We have a rapid dynamics of technical crops production. Rapeseed production has increased from 38,000 tons in 2010 to 138 thousand, soybeans – from 17 thousand to 84 thousand tons. The harvest of sunflower, which practically had not been grown before, this year amounted to 65,7 thousand tons. ”