The Ministry of agriculture raised its forecast for the wheat harvest

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Timepiece in fotomontage wheat. Archival photoThe Ministry of agriculture raised its forecast for the wheat harvest© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Timepiece the image Bank

Russia’s agriculture Ministry raised its forecast for the wheat harvest in Russia in the current year, the gross harvest may be around 68-69 million tonnes, told reporters the head of the Department of plant growing of the Ministry of agriculture Pyotr Chekmarev.

«(The wheat harvest will be. — Approx. ed.) in the range of 68-69 million tons,» Chekmarev said on the sidelines of the Russian agro-industrial exhibition «Golden autumn».

The previous forecast of the Ministry of gross yield of wheat was 64.4 million tons.

Russia’s agriculture Ministry expects the grain harvest in Russia in 2018 will amount to 106 million tons. In 2017, Russia received a record harvest in its history — 135,4 million tons in net weight, including the 85.9 million tons of wheat.

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