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Ukraine Rain Crop Up Sharply

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Ukraine’s farms have completed the 2011 early grain harvesting, threshing 34.2 million tonnes with the average yield of 3.06 tonne per hectare, the Agriculture Ministry said last Monday. The ministry said farms had threshed 11.2 million hectares of early grains, mostly wheat and barley. It said farms harvested a total of 23.2 million tonnes of wheat bunker weight and 9.5 million tonnes of barley. Agriculture officials have said Ukraine is likely to harvest up to 51 million tonnes of grain in 2011 compared to 39.2 million in 2010.

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