Ukraine to harvest 42.1 million tonnes of grain

Ukraine’s Agriculture Ministry has adjusted its grain harvest for 2010: it now comes to 42.1 million tonnes, reported “Kazakh-Zerno” NA with reference to the “BlackSeaGrain“.

“We plan this year to harvest 42.1 million tonnes of grain,” Ukraine’s Agriculture Minister Mykola Prysiazhniuk said at a briefing in Kyiv on Wednesday.

He said that the wheat harvest for this year is forecast at 17.8 million tonnes, including foodstuff wheat at 9 million tonnes, barley – 10 million tonnes, corn – around 12 million tonnes and rye – 0.58 million tonnes.

Including leftover grain, the country will use 6.7 million tonnes of grain for foodstuffs in the current agricultural year (July 2010-June 2011), for seeds- 3.1 million tonnes, cattle feed – 14.5 million tonnes and export – 16 million tonnes. He said that domestic crossover grain would come to 5-5.5 million tonnes as of July 1, 2011.

The ministry earlier lowered its grain forecast for 2010 from 45-45.5 million tonnes to 43 million tonnes. 

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