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Ukraine Spring Grain Planting Higher
Fri Mar 22, 2013 01:35 PM CDT

(Dow Jones) -- Ukraine has planted spring grains on 647,000 hectares to March 21, the foreign ministry said Friday, which is up 20 times from the 32,200 hectares planted at the same time last year.

Clement weather conditions allowed farmers to begin planting spring grains for this year's harvest one month earlier than usual and they have now planted 23% of the planned total spring grain area, the agriculture ministry said.

The early beginning of planting due to the warm and moist weather should give the crop a good start.

In 2012 bad weather meant that only 32,200 hectares were ...

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