Ukraine: grain harvest to exceed the rate of the previous season
In 2014 in Ukraine total grain production will exceed the rate of the previous season, despite the harvested areas losses in the East regions and the Crimea, declared the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Igor Schwayka.
In particular I.Schwayka stated that in the current year total wheat production increased by 1.1 mln tonnes, as opposed to the rate of the previous season, total barley production – by 1.7 mln tonnes.
Besides, I.Schwayka added that in Ukraine the highest average yield of grains was in Khmelnitskyi (5.18 t/ha), Cherkassy (4.78 t/ha) and Vinnytsia (4.67 t/ha) oblasts. The biggest general production was in Odessa (3.1 mln tonnes of grains), Kharkiv (2.9 mln tonnes) and Dnipropetrovsk (2.4 mln tonnes) oblasts.
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