The grain harvest in Russia this year, according to forecasts of the Ministry of agriculture, could be 100 and 101 million tons. In the past year on 12 October, had been collected to 103.5 million tons of grain.
MOSCOW, 12 Oct. Russian farmers as at October 12, harvested 101,1 million tons of grain, exceeding the official forecast of the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation, is spoken in the message of the agricultural Department.
Grains and legumes threshed on an area of 42.3 million hectares (95,3% of the harvest area). In particular, collected 63,3 million tons of wheat from 25.2 million hectares, and 18,1 million tons of barley from 8.1 million hectares. On the same date in 2014 was threshed 41.5 million hectares, are collected to 103.5 million tons of grain.
The agriculture Ministry earlier forecasted that the grain harvest in Russia this year may reach 100 and 101 million tons. The export potential of grain is estimated by the Ministry at the level of 30 million tons.