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Russia Spring Planting Ahead of Pace
Wed Apr 9, 2014 08:16 AM CDT

MOSCOW (Dow Jones) -- Spring grain planting in Russia for this year's harvest is ahead of last year's pace because of better weather conditions, the agriculture ministry said late Tuesday.

The ministry said farmers planted spring grains on 1.3 million hectares up to April 8--4.2% of the planned total area--which is 775,300 hectares more than on the same date last year.

Russia plans to plant spring grains on 31.8 million hectares this year, 1.7% more than last year. The agriculture ministry is aiming for a grain harvest this year of 97 million metric tons--that projected total includes grain from the ...

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