Black Sea Grain Crop to Fall 6.2% This Year, Analyst Says

The grain harvest in the Black Sea region will fall 6.2 percent this year, according to agricultural researcher UkrAgroConsult.

The crop will slide by 11 million metric tons from 2011 to 167 million tons, Olena Loshkaryova, an analyst at Kiev-based UkrAgroConsult, said today at a conference in the city. The wheat harvest will decline by 13 million tons to 85 million tons, according to the analyst.

The corn crop will rise 4 million tons to 28 million tons and barley harvesting will increase 500,000 tons to 27 million tons, Loshkaryova said.

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