MOSCOW (Dow Jones) -- Russia's ongoing grain harvest is producing higher yields due to better weather conditions, and the harvest now is over 96 million metric tons, the agriculture ministry said Monday.
The ministry said 96.2 mmt of grain was harvested to Dec. 9 on 42 million hectares, or 95.5% of the total area. Last year, the area was 3 million hectares less and 75 mmt was harvested.
The average yield to date is 2.29 metric tons per hectare compared with 1.92 mt/ha on the same date last year.
The ministry said the wheat harvest to date was 54.1 mmt ...