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Russian Spring Planting Slows
Thu May 30, 2013 04:36 PM CDT

MOSCOW (Dow Jones) -- Russia's spring grain planting has slowed to below last year's level after weather conditions in the country's southern region worsened, the agriculture ministry said Monday.

The ministry said spring grains planting was down 6.4% on the year to May 31. Around 26.3 million hectares, or 86.7% of the total area had been planted, which is 1.8 million hectares less than on the same date last year.

Russia's southern regions began planting spring crops for this year's harvest earlier than last year because of favorable weather.

The ministry said spring wheat was planted on 10.4 million hectares ...

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