If I may toss out a Broadway-related line---recent rain in Ukraine echoes U.S. spring 2013 pain.
My apologies--but Ukraine has had some of the same weather-makers for that country's wheat planting and row crop harvest that we saw in the Corn Belt back in May--heavy rain and cool temperatures. A Dow Jones newswire article by reporter Grigori Gerenstein offered this summary:
"MOSCOW--Heavy rains have slowed Ukraine's winter grains planting for the 2014 harvest, the agriculture ministry said Tuesday.
The ministry said Ukraine planted winter grains on 5.99 million hectares to Oct. 14, which is 73% of the planned total area. ...