Russia Grain Harvest Yields Higher
Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:35 AM CDT

MOSCOW (Dow Jones) -- Russian regions began this year's grain harvest 10 days earlier than last year with yields considerably higher because of good weather conditions, the Agriculture Ministry said Monday.

The ministry said grain was harvested to July 15 on 7.8 million hectares, or 17.2% of the total acreage; 4.7 million metric tons was harvested, 10.9 million tons more than on the same date last year. The average yield to date was 3.15 tons/ha compared with 2.48 tons/ha.

The ministry said the wheat harvest to date was 20.1 million tons on 6.2 million hectares, with an average yield of ...

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