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Belarus embarks on buckwheat harvesting

Belarus has started harvesting buckwheat, BelTA learned from the Agriculture and Food Ministry.

As of 23 August, 150 hectares planted to buckwheat were cropped, or almost 0.49% of the target.

All in all, 2.032 million hectares of grain and leguminous crops (excluding corn) were harvested, or almost 95.8% of the target. Some 6.204 million tonnes of grain were threshed. Minsk Oblast is leading with over 1.5 million tonnes. Brest Oblast goes second with 1.2 million tonnes and is followed by Grodno Oblast (over 1 million tonnes), Mogilev Oblast (846,600 tonnes), Gomel Oblast (774,000 tonnes) and Vitebsk Oblast (758,400 tonnes).

The Belarusian government has procured 716,800 tonnes of grain, which accounts for 86.2% of the country's grain procurement target for 2021.