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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.

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