Ukraine Harvests Nearly 50 Million Tons of Grain

Big improvement over last year's crop.

Published on: Oct 24, 2008

Ukraine's Agriculture Ministry announced Thursday that 49.04 million metric tons of grain in bunker weight had been harvested as of Oct. 22., and increase of more than 70% from last year. The Ukrainian harvest is proceeding with 90% of the area to be harvested complete.

This year's crop is yielding 3.49 tons a hectare, compared with 2.21 tons a hectare a year earlier. The ministry expects a grain harvest this year of 49.7 million tons in clean weight compared with 29.3 million tons in 2007.