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Ukraine to Harvest 14 Million Tons of Wheat, Minister Says

March 13, 2012

Ukraine’s wheat harvest may total 14 million metric tons this year, Agriculture Minister Mykola Prysyazhnyuk said.

The country will export about 2 million tons of grains a month from April through June, Prysyazhnyuk told reporters today in the capital, Kiev, adding that corn will be “actively” exported in the July through September period. Grain exports this month will also be about 2 million tons, he said.

“It is going to be good if we export between 20 million tons and 21 million tons of grain” in the marketing year before July 1, the minister said.

Prysyazhnyuk reiterated the ministry’s forecast of a grain harvest of between 42 million tons and 50 million tons in 2012.

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