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Ukraine says 94% of spring grains sown so far - media

Ukrainian farmers have sown 2.2 million hectares with early spring grains for the 2017 harvest so far, or about 94% of the expected planting area, data from the agriculture ministry showed on Tuesday, Agriculture.com reports citing Reuters.

Photo from UNIAN
Photo from UNIAN

Farmers have also started 2017 maize sowing, seeding 341,000 hectares, or 8% of a planned 4.5 million hectare area, according to Agriculture.com.

A week ago the ministry saw the planted area at 4.4 million hectares.

Farmers have sown 31,000 hectares of soybean out of a planned 1.9 million hectares this year.

Ukraine greatly boosts sunflower oil exportsThey have also sown 1.3 million hectares of sunflower, or 24% of the expected area of 5.4 million hectares, and

263,000 hectares of sugar beet, or 90% of the forecast.

Tags: agriculture, springgrains

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