Ukraine to harvest record corn crop in 2013

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Published on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 09:32
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The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food expects corn production in Ukraine at the level of over 25 million tons in 2013, which will become a record.


Earlier, the Ministry predicted that the corn crop this year will total 22-23 million tons.


According to reports of the Ministry, Ukraine, as of July 23 harvested 23.5 million tons of grain, including 17.2 million tons of wheat, 5.6 million tons of barley and 0,341 tons of rye.


Recall that the Ministry of Agrarian Policy forecasts grain harvest in 2013 at the level of 53-54 million tons compared to 46.2 million tons in 2012. According to the State Statistics Service, corn harvest in Ukraine in 2012 amounted to 20.9 million tons, which is 8.4% less than in 2011.