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Razgulay Group Will Increase Winter Grain Sowing 16.5% This Year

September 29, 2011

Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Razgulay Group, a Russian producer of sugar and grain, plans to increase its winter sowing area by 16.5 percent to 120,000 hectares (296,500 acres) this year.

About 70 percent of the area was sown with the cereals in September, the company said in an e-mailed statement today.

Fields under wheat will cover more than 88,000 hectares, and rye about 3,500 hectares, it said. Last year, Razgulay sowed 103,000 hectares with winter crops, according to the company.

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