As of November 1, 2011, agrarians of the Russian Federation harvested grains and leguminous crops throughout 93% of the planned areas, including maize for grain – 59.8%, reported the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat).
Agrarians harvested sunflower throughout 73.2% of the planned areas (on the same date last year – 71.8%).
Agricultural enterprises of all types of ownership (agricultural organizations, farmers, population) produced 96 mln tonnes of grains in bunker weight, 7.5 mln tonnes of sunflower seeds. In the current year, the country increased grain production by 53.3% compared to the previous year, sunflower production - up 52.1%, respectively.
As in previous years, agricultural organizations of the country produced the major share of grains (76.9%) and sunflower (71.8%). In farming enterprisesproduced 22% of grains and 27.8% of sunflower (in 2010 - 22.3% and 26.8%, respectively).