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Ukraine 2020 spring sowing 98% complete

KIEV, June 5 (Reuters) - Ukrainian farms have almost completed the 2020 sowing, seeding 15.3 million hectares of various crops, or 98% of the expected 15.5 million, the economy ministry said on Friday.

The acreage includes 5.3 million hectares of corn, 5.99 million hectares of sunflower, 1.3 million hectares of soybeans and 516,480 hectares of barley, ministry data showed.

The ministry has said the 2020 grain harvest could fall to 65-68 million tonnes from a record 75 million tonnes in 2019. (Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; editing by Jason Neely)

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