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Aussie Grain Harvest Hits Record
Thu Dec 19, 2013 07:25 AM CST

PERTH, Australia (Dow Jones) -- Western Australian grain growers have delivered a record harvest this season, surpassing the 15.06 million-metric-ton haul from 2011-12, CBH Group said Thursday.

The running total for 2013-14 is likely to increase in the coming weeks, with a number of farmers continuing deliveries, CBH said in a statement.

The milestone comes six days after the grain-grower cooperative lifted its harvest forecast to 14.5 million tons after better-than-expected yields in Australia's biggest wheat-growing state.

"The last time we saw a harvest this big, it took until Feb. 14, 2012 to receive, compared to 15 million tons well ...

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