Ukraine raises outlook for upcoming harvest despite war with Russia

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Ukraine has raised its outlook for this year’s harvest, forecasting it will bring in 10% more crops despite Russia’s continuing invasion. Kiev expects to harvest 65 to 67 million tons of grain and oilseeds, up from an initial estimate of 60 million tons, Ukrainian Agriculture Minister Mykola Solsky said in a statement on Wednesday. Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said 12 million tons of crops have already been harvested. “In total, we exported 3.2 million of the required 5 million in June,” he said, as exports gradually increase by rail, road and the Danube ports. Meanwhile the release of million…

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