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Russian Sowing Begins in Stavropol and Krasnodar, Interfax Says

March 29, 2012

Russia has sown 15,800 hectares (39,041 acres) of an expected 860,000 hectares of spring crops in the southern Stavropol region, Interfax said, citing Anatoly Kutsenko, the region’s first deputy agriculture minister.

In the southern Krasnodar region sowing has been completed on about 15,000 hectares, or three times less than a year earlier because of cold weather in March, Interfax said, citing data of the region’s agriculture department.

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