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Russia’s Rostov to Boost Grain Crop to 8 Million Tons by 2020

May 25, 2012

Rostov, in southern Russia, plans to increase its sowing area to boost grain crops to a stable output of 8 million metric tons a year by 2020, the region’s agriculture ministry said.

To meet the crop target, Rostov will increase the grain planting area from last year’s 2.9 million hectares (7.2 million acres) by 6.7 percent during the next eight years, according to a statement on the ministry’s website yesterday.

Rostov region harvested more than 7.7 million tons of grain last year, or about 8.2 percent of Russia’s total harvest, according to the state statistics service data.

To contact the reporter on this story: Marina Sysoyeva in Moscow at msysoyeva@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Carpenter at ccarpenter2@bloomberg.net


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