Donetsk, Jul 17 — DAN. Farmers in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics and the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions have harvested grain crops on an area of 124,065 hectares, the Russian Agriculture Ministry reported on Monday.

“Our farmers are beginning to harvest winter grain crops and legumes, winter barley, peas, wheat and rape, ” the Ministry said.   “Agribusinesses have already produced 340,400 tons of grain, 15,800 tons of legumes and 2,700 tons of vegetables.

The new territories are completing the sowing of spring crops; as of now, spring crops have been sown on 1,662 hectares of fields. The Kherson region leads the other new territories in terms of sown area.

Earlier reports said that DPR farmers had gathered more than 40,000 tons of grain in the first weeks of the harvesting campaign.*jk