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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Grain Harvest Down 12%

Russia’s grain harvest reached 98.8 million tons, 12 percent less than a year earlier, the Agriculture Ministry said Tuesday.

Farmers had reaped 91 percent of the crop as of Tuesday, the ministry said. Yields averaged 2.38 tons per hectare (2.47 acres), 5 percent less than a year earlier.