The grain harvest in the Russian Federation is large, but there are more questions about its quality

Published Sep 1, 2023

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The grain harvest in Russia by the end of August exceeded 105 million tons, resulting in worries about its quality. In some regions, farmers are concerned about potential problems and losses in wheat sales. The quality of grain is influenced by weather conditions, with regions in the south generally having higher quality wheat than regions in the center and north.
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Grain harvest in the Russian Federation by the end of August exceeded 105 million tons (in bunker weight). Most experts of the grain market predict the second harvest after the last year's record. However, there are more worries about its quality than last year, according to a poll conducted by Interfax. If in the southern and some other regions the quality does not cause particular concern and farmers expect to profitably sell their crops, including for export, then in others they do not rule out problems, including losses of up to 10% of the proceeds from the sale of wheat. It turns out like that loaf - well baked in the south, but seriously soaked in the center. As Interfax was told at the Grain Quality Assessment Center (a department of Rosselkhoznadzor), according to preliminary estimates as of August 21, the share of food wheat (grades 1-4) exceeds 70% of the surveyed volume. Feed wheat accounts for 29.4%. Wheat tests are carried out according to 15 main quality indicators ...
Source: Zol
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