Tkachev: Russia beat the historical record in grain harvest


Russia this year will collect a record harvest of grain, he will exceed the historical record 127 million tons established in 1978 this was stated by the Minister of agriculture Alexander Tkachev at a meeting of the Cabinet

Previous forecast of the Ministry of agriculture was at the level of 116-117 million tonnes, According to Tkachev, the Agency carefully evaluated the final harvest due to adverse weather in several regions.

At the moment, retracted about 85% of the area, and produced 122 million tons in bunker weight. Therefore, it can be argued that "will be a record harvest for all history of Russia and the Soviet Union," said Tkachev.

In 2017 for the first time in 15 years, the total sown area in the country will exceed 80 million hectares, in turn introduced 520 thousand hectares of new land.


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