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State senator in Ukraine says farmers are rapidly harvesting before Russia torches wheat

State senator in Ukraine says farmers are rapidly harvesting before Russia torches wheat

A Midwestern state senator who is in Ukraine providing humanitarian relief says farmers are racing against the clock to get their crops harvested.

Tom Brewer of Nebraska tells Brownfield about a quarter of the country’s ag land has been lost to Russian attacks. “We are losing a lot of crops through the damage from the indirect fire and rockets.  They’ll hit.  It takes just a little flash with a wheat crop that is ready to go, and it takes off.  A lot of times they shell at night so by the time the farmer realizes it, he’s lost his crop.”

He says winter wheat harvest started earlier this month and the majority of the crop is in good condition, if it doesn’t burn up.

    

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