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EU crop monitor raises Russian wheat crop estimates to 95 mln T

PARIS, Sept 26 (Reuters) - The European Union's crop monitoring service MARS on Monday raised its projections for Russia's 2022 wheat crop to 95.0 million tonnes from 88.8 million tonnes forecast in June, now 25% above last year's level.

MARS projected Russia's barley crop at 21.7 million tonnes, up 2 million tonnes from its June estimate and now 18% above 2021.

It cut its forecast for the grain maize harvest to 16.4 million tonnes from 16.7 million tonnes in June, now 6% above last year. (Reporting by Sybille de La Hamaide; Editing by Jan Harvey)

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