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Agriculture Ministry: Ukraine starts sowing spring crops


Farmer harvests a field on land near Zhovtneve village, in the region of Chernihiv, some 220km north of Kyiv on August 11, 2009.

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About 600 hectares have already been sown with spring crops in the southern regions of Ukraine, the Ministry of Agricultural Policy and Food has said.

According to a press release, about 500 ha are sown with peas, 60 ha with barley and 40 ha with oats. All the regions are feeding winter crops.

According to preliminary data from the ministry, all the areas under agricultural crops for the 2017 harvest are 26.8 million hectares, which corresponds to the figure of 2016.

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