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Russia's winter grain in better condition than last year

MOSCOW - Russia's winter grains are in a better condition than last year, said Anna Strashnaya, head of the agricultural department at state weather forecaster Hydrometcentre, in comments which helped allay concerns over next year's crop.

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A tractor sows seeds of the summer 2014 wheat crop in a field owned by the local agrarian farm in southern Russia. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko
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MOSCOW - Russia's winter grains are in a better condition than last year, said Anna Strashnaya, head of the agricultural department at state weather forecaster Hydrometcentre, in comments which helped allay concerns over next year's crop.

As of Nov. 25, about 89 percent of winter grains are in good or satisfactory condition, while 11 percent are in a poor condition, she told Reuters. 

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