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Penza farmers grind almost 1.9 million tons of grain

09:23 | 12.09.2017 | Agriculture

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Penza, 12 September 2017. PenzaNews. Penza region farmers ground over 1,870,000 tons of grain. This was reported by the Minister of Agriculture of the Penza region Andrei Burlakov.

Penza farmers grind almost 1.9 million tons of grain

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"In the Penza region agricultural producers threshed 520,000 ha out of 720,000 ha. [...] After finalization it is planned to produce about 2 million tons of grain," he explained during a conference call with the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation on Monday, September 11.

Andrei Burlakov noted that the Penza region could deposit 2.5 million tons of grain and oil-yielding crops.

The head of the regional Ministry of Agriculture also said that it was planned to ship 500-550 thousand tons of grain out of the region.

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