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Drought Cuts Kazakhstan Grain Harvest
Mon Sep 24, 2012 07:41 AM CDT

(Dow Jones) -- Drought in Kazakhstan has taken its toll on the country's harvest this year, with only around 13.019 million metric tons of grain gathered from 14.519 million hectares, or 94.1% of the total area to be harvested, resulting in an average yield of 0.9 ton per hectare, the agriculture ministry reported Monday.

During the corresponding period of 2011, the ministry said Kazakhstan had harvested 19.849 million tons of grain on 12.52 million hectares, or 77.8% of the total area to be harvested, with an average yield of 1.59 tons a hectare.

Harvesting in Kazakhstan this year began earlier ...

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