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Bloomberg: Ukrainian grains harvest yields seen falling 25% on dry weather

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July 10, 2012, 9:20 a.m. | Business — by Bloomberg

Ukraine’s grain harvest yields are expected to fall 20 percent to 25 percent on average because of dry weather, said Tetiana Adamenko, head of the agro-meteorology department at the National Meteorology Center.
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Ukraine’s grain harvest yields are expected to fall 20 percent to 25 percent on average because of dry weather, said Tetiana Adamenko, head of the agro-meteorology department at the National Meteorology Center.

Yields are seen between 30 percent and 40 percent lower than last year in southern Ukraine due to hot weather, Adamenko said at a press conference today in Kiev. Autumn drought damaged winter crops and a lack of rainfall in the last quarter worsened the situation, she said.

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