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Bloomberg: Ukraine's farmers plant winter grains at a faster pace

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Sept. 10, 2012, 7:18 p.m. | Business — by Bloomberg

Ukraine’s farmers sowed 497,000 hectares (1.2 million acres) with winter grains, or 6 percent of the planned area, on warm, wet weather, the Agriculture Ministry said to Bloomberg.
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Ukraine’s farmers sowed 497,000 hectares (1.2 million acres) with winter grains, or 6 percent of the planned area, on warm, wet weather, the Agriculture Ministry said.

That compares with 260,000 hectares a year earlier, the ministry, based in the capital, Kyiv, said today by e-mail.

Ukraine has planted 452,000 hectares with winter wheat as of today and 7,000 hectares of barley, according to the statement. Winter rapeseed was sown on 841,000 hectares, or 89 percent of the planned area, the ministry said.

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