Ukraine says 94% of spring grains sown so far - media

20:40, 19 April 2017
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Ukrainian farmers have sown 2.2 million hectares with early spring grains for the 2017 harvest so far, or about 94% of the expected planting area, data from the agriculture ministry showed on Tuesday, Agriculture.com reports citing Reuters.

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Farmers have also started 2017 maize sowing, seeding 341,000 hectares, or 8% of a planned 4.5 million hectare area, according to Agriculture.com.

A week ago the ministry saw the planted area at 4.4 million hectares.

Farmers have sown 31,000 hectares of soybean out of a planned 1.9 million hectares this year.

Read alsoUkraine greatly boosts sunflower oil exportsThey have also sown 1.3 million hectares of sunflower, or 24% of the expected area of 5.4 million hectares, and

263,000 hectares of sugar beet, or 90% of the forecast.

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