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Belarus embarks on mass harvesting of grain


Mass harvesting of grain and leguminous crops has kicked off in Belarus, BelTA learned from the press service of the Agriculture and Food Ministry.

As of 19 July, 119,300 hectares of grain and leguminous crops (excluding corn, buckwheat, millet) were harvested, or almost 5.6% of the plan. In the lead are Brest Oblast (42,900 hectares or 12.7%) and Gomel Oblast (33,800 hectares or 9.71%). They are followed by Minsk Oblast (21,700 hectares or 4.55%), Grodno Oblast (13,100 hectares or 4.19%), Vitebsk Oblast (4,710 hectares or 1.4%), and Mogilev Oblast (3,160 hectares or almost 1%).

All in all, 417,000 tonnes of grain were threshed, the yield stood at 34.9 centners per hectare.

Source: БелТА

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