The Ministry of agriculture: Russia in 2016 may collect 104 million tons of grain


Forecasted sowing areas is 17,107 million hectares, currently planted 95.4% of the forecast – 16,318 million hectares, said the head of the Director of the Department of plant growing, chemicalization and plant protection Ministry of agriculture of Russia Peter chekmaryov.

MOSCOW, Dec 15. Russian agrarians in 2016 can harvest 104 million tonnes of grains in clean weight, from the presentation of the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation.

At the moment, the domestic production of 103.4 million tonnes of grain. “This year is a record — gathered more than 12 million tons of maize, of wheat — more than 60 million tons”, — said the head of the Director of the Department of plant growing, chemicalization and plant protection Ministry of agriculture of Russia Peter chekmaryov, speaking at a meeting in the Ministry.

He also told about preliminary results of autumn sowing of cereals in the country. Forecasted sowing areas is 17,107 million hectares, currently planted 95.4% of the forecast — 16,318 million hectares.

The Deputy head of the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation Evgeny Gromyko on December 3 stated that, according to the Ministry, the grain harvest in Russia in 2015 in the net weight can reach 102 million tons, and the export potential of grain is estimated at 30 million tons.