The Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation adjusted the forecast of grains harvest taking to account updated regional data, informed the press-service on December 6.
“We estimate total grains crop to reach 121 mln tonnes this year, up 7% from the previous season. This is the second largest crop obtained over post-USSR period despite unfavorable weather in several regions”, – stated the Minister of agriculture Dmitry Patrushev.
Currently, harvesting campaign is approaching to its end in Russia. About 5% of planted area of corn for grain is still to be harvested in North Caucasian, Volga and Far Eastern Federal Districts.