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UKRAINE HARVESTS 6.2 MLN TONNES OF GRAIN BY JULY 6

Ukraine by July 6 harvested 6.2 million tonnes of early grain and legumes from 2.09 million hectares (22% of the planned area) with a yield of 2.96 tonnes per hectare.
In particular, farmers harvested 3.77 million tonnes of winter wheat from 1.26 million hectares (20% of the forecast) with a yield of 3 tonnes per hectare, 4,900 tonnes of spring wheat from 1,900 hectares (1%) with a yield of 2.51 tonnes per hectare, Ukraine’s Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food said on Friday.
Some 2.11 million tonnes of winter barley was harvested from 631,500 hectares (76%) with a yield of 3.35 tonnes per hectare, 138,900 tonnes of spring barley from 73,900 hectares (5%) with a yield of 1.88 tonnes per hectares, and 171,500 tonnes of peas from 126,800 hectares (30%) with a yield of 1.35 tonnes per hectare.
In addition, 22 regions continue winter rapeseed harvesting: they have already threshed 756,300 tonnes of rapeseeds from 353,400 hectares (36% to the forecast) with a yield of 2.14 tonnes per hectare.
As of July 6, the harvesting campaign was under way in almost all regions of Ukraine, except for Kharkiv and Chernihiv regions.
The ministry predicts Ukraine will harvest over 60 million tonnes of grain in 2018. Last year, some 61.3 million tonnes of grain was gathered.

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