For the first time ever, Czech farmers will plant no flax this season due to dwindling demand. The country’s last industrial flax-growing plant near Polička, in eastern Bohemia, will close down by the end of May as a result, the company’s head said on Wednesday. While in 1991, flax was grown on 21,000 hectares, the plant was last year only grown on 148 hectares. In the early 1990s the Czech Republic had some 26 industrial flax-growing plants.
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