“We will regain our position in the global grain market,” Skrynnik said in Moscow today. The grain crop may come to between 85 million and 90 million tons, enough to meet domestic needs and allow for exports, she said.
Russia resumed exports this month after banning overseas sales last August amid the worst drought in at least 50 years. The ministry’s latest export forecast rose from 15 million to 17 million tons, according to a statement on June 30. Russia’s grain crop fell to 60.9 million tons in 2010.
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