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Wheat harvesting underway in Turkmenistan

Turkmen farmers fulfilled the state order for wheat production by 25 percent as of June 16, the Turkmen government said.

The wheat harvesting started on June 7 in four of five provinces in Turkmenistan. Some 400,000 tons of wheat have been harvested.

Some 1,600 tons of grain are planned to be collected from a ​​760,000 hectare area in Turkmenistan this year. Turkmenistan obtained a special award by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations for the achievements in ensuring food security.

02:31 18.06.2017