Russia: Ministry of Agriculture kept the forecast of grain harvest at 90 mln tonnes – N.Fedorov
To date the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia does not see any reasons to reduce the forecast of the general grain harvest in the current year, keeping it at the previous level of 90 mln tonnes, including at least 50 mln tonnes of wheat, declared Nikolai Fedorov, Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, on September 3.
According to him, to date there is unclear situation with precipitations in Siberia, which can affect the grain production results. The level of rainfall in the region is not critical yet, but it is "more than any would have liked".
The head of the Ministry said that the good harvest would assist to increasing the general economic indices of the Russian Federation.
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