REUTERS Ukrainian farmers threshed 62 million tonnes of cereals and legumes from 13.5 million hectares, or 88% of the forecast, that&#39;s as of October 24, the press service of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food said. In particular,21.9 million tonnes of maize has been harvested from 3.2 million ha (66% of the target) with an average yield of 67.3 c ha; 86,000 tonnes of buckwheat from 65,000 ha (95%) with a yield of 13.3 c ha; and 152,000 tonnes of millet from 81,000 ha (90%) with a yield of 18.7 c ha. In addition, 13.5 million tonnes of sunflower seeds was harvested from an area of 5.6 million ha, or 95% of the forecast; 3.4 million tonnes of soybeans from 1.5 million ha (94%); and 6.5 million tonnes of sugar beet from 149,000 ha (68%). Read alsoUkraine&#39;s Cabinet sets rules for organic production According to the Ministry of Agriculture, along with grain harvesting, autumn sowing work is underway. As of October 24, 6.6 million tonnes of winter grains has been sown, or 91% of the target. In particular, winter wheat – on 5.7 million ha (91% of the forecast); rye – on 117,000 ha (96%); winter barley – on 834,000 ha (91%); and winter rapeseed – on 1.1 million ha (99%). As UNIAN reported earlier, the harvest of grains and leguminous crops in Ukraine in 2018 amounted to a record 70.1 million tonnes. According to the ministry&#39;s forecast, in 2019 it may increase by 1.5% on year and reach 71.1 million tonnes.