KIEV, UKRAINE — The Ukraine Agricultural Ministry said on May 22 that the country will introduce new wheat quality standards in June.

The standards will be presented in early June and will become effective June 10. The ministry previously has stated that it would reduce the number of wheat classes from the current six to four.

The plan is for soft wheat to have three milling classes and feed wheat to have one.

One of the world’s largest exporters of grain, Ukraine is forecast to export 16.5 million tonnes of wheat in 2018-19, which would rank fifth in the world.