Russia: Prozerno noted that rye is becoming a niche crop

Grains, Cereal & Legumes
Market & Price Trends
Published Nov 18, 2023

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The rye harvest in the Russian Federation is expected to decrease to 1.85 million tons in 2023, down from 2.2 million tons the previous year. This decline is due to a lack of demand from processors and the availability of rye flour from Belarus. The cost of investing in rye and difficulty selling it for a low price of 6 thousand rubles per ton are also contributing factors to farmers losing interest in growing this grain.
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Moscow. November 17. INTERFAX.RU - The rye harvest in the Russian Federation in 2023 will decrease to 1.85 million tons from 2.2 million tons last year. This grain is becoming a niche crop, says Vladimir Petrichenko, general director of the ProZerno company. “Rye is becoming a niche crop for grain farmers. It is losing their interest, taking into account how much they need to invest in it and, in the end, then have difficulty selling it for 6 thousand rubles per ton,” Petrichenko said at the business conference “Baking Production in Russia - 2023" on Friday in Moscow. According to his estimates, there will be no collection of 2 million tons this year. According to his presentation, the rye harvest could reach 1.85 million tons compared to 2.2 million tons last year. The expert cited the lack of sufficient demand from processors, as well as the supply of rye flour from Belarus, as the reason for the decline in farmers’ interest in this grain. “Currently you can buy rye for 5 ...
Source: Interfax
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