Wheat and Barley Harvest Begins

The harvesting of wheat and barley crops has began in northern Iraq’s Kirkuk Province on Sunday, according to a report from Aswat al-Iraq.

Kirkuk’s Agriculture Director, Mahdi Mubarak told Aswat al-Iraq news agency:

The campaign to harvest wheat and barley crops began in Kirkuk areas today [Sunday], May 15th, for the harvesting of more than 660,000 donums of agricultural lands, including 422,000 donums that is irrigated, whilst the rest depending on natural rains.

He said that the harvesting campaign would continue until the beginning of July, when the silos of Kirkuk, al-Riyadh and Hawija towns will begin to receive the harvested wheat and barley from Kirkuk farmers, when the quantity of production is expected to be good, as result to the planted areas.

Mubarak said that the Oil Production Company in Kirkuk had contributed in supplying fuel, machines, harvesters and other machines, to share in the harvesting campaign.

(Source: Aswat al-Iraq)

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