Russia’s Agriculture Minister Signs Order to Start Grain Sales

Russia’s Agriculture Minister Nikolai Fedorov signed an order to start grain sales from state stockpiles, the ministry said in a statement on its website today.

The sales of up to 100,000 metric tons of grain per week may start on Oct. 23, Interfax said today, citing Deputy Agriculture Minister Ilya Shestakov.

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