Russia’s grain harvest is 30 million metric tons since July 1 with yields dropping across the country except for the Central federal district, down from 31.4 million tons this time last year, SovEcon said.
Russia’s total yield is 2.25 tons a hectare (2.47 acres) compared with 3.19 tons a hectare last year, Moscow-based SovEcon said on its website today. The central area yield is 2.81 tons a hectare, up from 2.65 tons a year earlier, it said.
The Agriculture Ministry is considering lowering its grain forecast for the whole year to 70 million tons because of drought since May, Interfax reported today.
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