The Ministry expects improvement of the situation with the harvest

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The Ministry of economic development believes that the delay in the harvest, developed in Russia this year due to bad weather will decrease the volume of cultivation will be close to last year’s, the picture of the economy for July prepared by the Ministry.

«During August, the backlog of harvest from schedule gradually reduced, which should positively affect the volume of production of agriculture, in particular, the lag in the production of grain and leguminous from last year fell to 1.2% on August 24, compared with 14.7 per cent at 1 August», — the document says.

«The increase in threshing is not only a normalization of the progress of the harvesting campaign, but with higher yields in this product group — 37,4 kg per hectare on 24 August 2017, compared with 30 kilograms per hectare on the same date in 2016,» the report reads.

«Indicators of crop are also beginning to converge with the calendar rule, with the yield of the crops close to last year levels, thus, you can expect improvement in the production of agricultural products in August-September», — the Ministry informs.

According to the Ministry of agriculture, Russian farmers as of August 18, threshed of 72.5 million tons of grain in bunker weight, yield totaled 39.4 centners per hectare, which is 23.1% above last year’s level. The head of the Ministry Alexander Tkachev on 21 August noted that due to the weather conditions this year, the rate of harvest behind last year.