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Black Earth Farming Plans 230,000 Hectares for 2012 Russian Crop

November 25, 2011

Nov. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Black Earth Farming Ltd. plans to sow about 230,000 hectares (568,342 acres) with crops in Russia for next year, the company said.

The company planted 82,000 hectares with winter wheat, it said today in a statement. For the 2011 harvest, Black Earth completed crop gathering from 97 percent of its fields, with an average yield of 2.02 tons a hectare, it said.

The company, based in St. Helier, Jersey, farms fields in the so-called Black Earth regions of Kursk, Tambov, Lipetsk and Voronezh in southwestern Russia.

--Editors: John Deane, Sharon Lindores

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