Ukraine’s 2019 early grain harvest 76pc complete

Usama Fayyaz July 25, 2019

KIEV: Ukraine, which expects its 2019 grain crop to be in line with last year’s level of around 70 million tonnes, had harvested 27 million tonnes of early grains by July 25, the agriculture ministry said on Thursday.

Farmers have threshed 7.4 million hectares of grains or 76pc of the early grains sown area, the ministry said in a statement.

The harvested volume includes 19.7 million tonnes of wheat and around 6.7 million tonnes of barley.

Ukraine plans to thresh 9.76 million hectares of early grains this year, including 6.6 million hectares of wheat and 2.5 million of barley.

Copyright Reuters, 2019

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