KYIV, UKRAINE — Ukraine projects that its grain planted area will be reduced by at least 30% during the 2022-23 crop year, Reuters reported.

The reduction in grain acreage is due largely to an increase in the price of seeds and fuel, the Ukraine Agrarian Council told Reuters.

Parts of the country are also under siege from Russian military forces, who invaded Ukraine in late February.

Ukraine’s agricultural ministry recently estimated that winter wheat planting could decline from 4.6 million hectares in the 2021-22 season to 3.8 million hectares this year.

Ukraine, a top wheat and corn producer and exporter, has seen both output and exports significantly reduced since the Russian invasion.