MOSCOW (Dow Jones) -- Russia's grain growing regions are enjoying higher yields due to better weather conditions, with the harvest now exceeding 91 million metric tons, the agriculture ministry said Friday.
The ministry said that 91.2 million metric tons of grain were harvested to Nov. 1 on 40.8 million hectares, or 92.7% of the total area. Last year, the area was 2.3 million hectares less and 72.5 million tons were harvested.
The average yield to date is 2.24 tons per hectare compared with 1.88 tons/ha a year earlier.
The ministry said the wheat harvest to date stands at 53.7 million ...