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Bloomberg: Ukraine harvested 15.9 million tons of grains

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July 24, 2012, 8:23 a.m. | Business — by Bloomberg

Ukraine’s farmers harvested 15.9 million metric tons of grain this season to July 20, agricultural researcher UkrAgroConsult said.
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Ukraine’s farmers harvested 15.9 million metric tons of grain this season to July 20, agricultural researcher UkrAgroConsult said.

Average grain yields declined to 2.22 tons a hectare (2.47 acres) from 2.89 tons a hectare a year earlier, the Kyiv-based researcher said in e-mailed statement today, July 23. 

Wheat, including winter and spring crop, accounted for 10.6 million tons with an average yield of 2.46 tons a hectare, according to the researcher. The barley harvest was 4.7 million tons with an average yield 1.85 tons a hectare.

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