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Kazakhstan Faces ‘Alarming’ Drought in Grain Areas, Kaztag Says

July 17, 2012

Kazakhstan faces an “alarming” drought in grain growing regions, Kaztag reported, citing Deputy Agriculture Minister Muslim Umiryayev.

Kazakhstan may export 10 million metric tons of grain this marketing year that started July 1, Umiryayev said, according to the news service.

To contact the reporter on this story: Svetlana Antoncheva in Astana, Kazakhstan at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Hellmuth Tromm at

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