Russia to harvest record rapeseed crop in 2020 - Patrushev




Russia will harvest record rapeseed crop this year, declared the Minister of Agriculture, Dmitry Patrushev on October 8.

“Russia will harvest record 2.5 mln tonnes of rapeseed in 2020, up 500 thsd tonnes compared to 2019. Overall oilseeds production will reach 21.5 mln tonnes”, - the Minister said.

D.Patrushev reminded that they expect Russian wheat crop at 82 mln tonnes, up 7.5 mln tonnes compared to the previous year.

Thus, planned crop volume will let to cover inner needs and export potential.

“In 2020, yields is significantly higher than in the recent years. Yield of wheat increased by 6%, rapeseed - by 19% despite unfavorable weather”, - the Minister added.