The Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation expects the second largest grain harvest in history in 2023
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Published Nov 29, 2023
The Russian Ministry of Agriculture predicts that the country will have the second-largest grain harvest in history by the end of 2023, with over 151 million tons of grain already harvested. This includes almost 99 million tons of wheat. The Minister of Agriculture, Dmitry Patrushev, expects this abundance to not only meet domestic needs but also allow for a significant amount of grain to be exported to foreign partners, with plans to send over 65 million tons per season. Additionally, there has been an increase in the production of rice, buckwheat, oilseeds, potatoes, vegetables, sugar beets, and other crops, which enhances the country's food security.
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“I’ll start with seasonal field work. The harvesting campaign is almost completed. In particular, the harvest has been collected from almost 98% of the area under grain and leguminous crops. Over 151 million tons of grain in bunker weight have been threshed, including almost 99 million tons of wheat. And we understand that in 2023 we will get the second largest harvest in the history of Russia,” he said. The head of the Ministry of Agriculture noted that due to this, not only domestic needs will be completely covered, but there will also be an opportunity to send record volumes of grain to foreign partners. “According to plans, this is more than 65 million tons per season,” he said. Patrushev also noted a significant increase in the production of such socially important crops as rice and buckwheat. Thus, the gross rice harvest exceeds 1.1 million tons, which is 24% higher than in 2022. 1.6 million tons of buckwheat were threshed, ...