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Russia Picks Up Harvest Pace
Wed Sep 2, 2015 10:36 AM CDT

MOSCOW (Dow Jones) -- Russia's grain harvest has picked up pace after a slow start due to rainy weather, and is now catching up with last year's levels, though the full harvest is still expected to fall slightly short of last year's total.

Since mid-June, and through Sept. 1, Russia has harvested 72 million tons of grains on 27.1 million hectares, with an average yield of 2.66 tons a hectare, the Agriculture Ministry reported Wednesday.

For the same period last year, the harvest was 75.3 million tons on 26.6 million hectares with an average yield of 2.83 tons/ha.

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