The agriculture Ministry forecasts the grain harvest at the level of 104 million tons

The agriculture Ministry forecasts the grain harvest at the level of 104 million tons


After sowing, the Ministry of agriculture will provide a second forecast, said the head of the Department of plant growing of the Ministry of Petr Chekmarev.

MOSCOW, 27 Jan. The preliminary forecast of the Ministry of agriculture for the crop in 2016 is estimated at 104 million tons of grain, reported to journalists on Wednesday the head of Department of plant growing of the Ministry of Petr Chekmarev.

“104 (million tons) — this number we are obliged to comply; that is our job,” said Chekmarev.

According to him, to say, “how much will early, it will all depend on what will happen on the wheat”.

“Come out of winter, we understand their safety, we can give the first (real) forecast, because, on average, 45% of the gross grain harvest, that winter crops”, — said the head of the Department.

“We will make a second prediction, as soon as we complete the planting. To see if the area will be performed and what crops sown”, he added.

Chekmarev added that this year the weather conditions are better than in the past, “lots of snow, there is no risk of freezing it is better than last year”.