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Russia’s Krasnodar Region Has Record Rice Crop of 940,000 Tons

November 17, 2011

Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Russia’s southern Krasnodar region had a record rice crop of 940,000 metric tons this year, the regional administration said.

This is about 40,000 tons more than a year earlier, the government said on its website yesterday. The Krasnoarmeisky district had the highest average yield of 7.3 tons from each hectare (2.47 acres), it said. Krasnodar’s total grains crop was 11.5 million tons, Alexander Tkachev, the region’s governor, said in the statement.

--Editors: Claudia Carpenter, Alastair Reed

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