Harvesting campaign has started in Ukraine, Agricultural Policy Minister Yuriy Melnyk told a press conference, Cabinet’s press service reports.

"The harvesting started in Odesa region," he said.

‘It is too early to talk about hundreds of tons, but there is already the first milling,' Melnyk also said.

According to the State Statistics Committee, Ukraine sowed winter crops for grain and green fodder of the 2008 harvest on 8.076 million hectares. Acreage under summer grain and leguminous crops at the farms of all categories reached about 7.6 million hectares, which is 102% of the forecast.

This year's grain yield is expected to exceed 40 million tons.


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