Russia has reseeded most crops hit by frost, says minister

Published Jun 22, 2024

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Russian Agriculture Minister Oksana Lut has stated that despite severe frosts, Grain harvest volumes are expected to remain significant. The ministry maintains a forecast of 132 million metric tons for the grain harvest in 2024, but this could be adjusted. The ministry also reported crop losses of around 1 million hectares due to May frosts, with an additional 700,000 hectares suffering varying degrees of damage. Russia is nearing the completion of its sowing campaign and has started harvesting the new crop in the southern regions.
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Severe frosts are not expected to have a significant impact on grain harvest volumes as Russia has managed to reseed most of the affected farmland, Russian Agriculture Minister Oksana Lut said on Friday , the Interfax news agency reported. Lut was quoted as saying that her ministry had maintained a forecast of 132 million metric tons for the grain harvest, of which 86 million metric tons were wheat, in 2024, but that this could be adjusted later. "In the southern regions and in central Russia, we have had very dry weather for the last month and a half. That is, first we had frosts, and then the weather became very dry. And this situation, of course, can adjust significantly, in principle , our expectations," she said. Russia's state weather forecasting company Hydrometcentre predicts unfavorable conditions for crops due to hot weather in the south of the European part of the country until the end of June. The Russian Ministry of Agriculture estimates crop losses ...
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