Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Ukraine’s grain harvest rose by 17 percent to 42 million metric tons as of yesterday compared with a year earlier, agricultural researcher UkrAgroConsult said.
Average grain yields increased to 3.26 tons a hectare (2.47 acres) from 2.66 tons, the Kiev-based researcher said in an e- mailed statement today.
Winter grains have been planted on 5.7 million hectares, which account for 69 percent of the targeted area.
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