Putin announced a record harvest this year
The harvest in 2017 can beat previous records. These expectations were shared by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin at a meeting with the Minister of economic development Maxim Oreshkin and the head of the Ministry of industry and trade Denis Manturov, which took place on Saturday, September 23.
“Yes, it all began not very good, but now is the perfect weather conditions to harvest and the yield is higher last year,” confirmed his predictions. (quoted by “RIA Novosti”).
Last Friday, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at the meeting on the progress of seasonal agricultural works said that the grain harvest in Russia has reached 117 million tons “and Produced more than 117 million tons of grain. I do other forecasts will not do that, but it is obvious that we do not only provide their needs, but also fulfill all export contracts,” — quoted by his Agency.
Minister of agriculture Alexander Tkachev in a recent interview with RBC said that the Ministry’s forecast, this year will be harvested approximately 110 MMT of grain. “Considering the cold snap that has come in a number of regions of our country, we maintain our rather conservative forecast: will be collected about 110 million tonnes of grain. This is less than last year, when the harvest reached a record 120 million tonnes, but higher than average fees over the last five years”, — said Tkachev.