Int'l Grain Harvest Sees Higher Yields
Wed Sep 11, 2013 01:08 PM CDT

MOSCOW (Dow Jones) -- Russia's grain growing regions began this year's harvest with yields higher due to better weather conditions, though the total harvested area is smaller. Kazakhstan also began this year's grain harvest with higher yields and fewer acres harvested than in 2012. Farmers in the Ukraine are reporting higher grain yields too, with the volumes gathered to date 25% higher compared with last year.

The Russia ag ministry said 66.8 million metric tons of grain was harvested to Sept. 9 on 29 million hectares, or 63% of the total area. Last year the area was 2.6 million hectares ...

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