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Russia: Grain harvest prospects are best in post-Soviet times - reports Tkachev01:26

Russia: Grain harvest prospects are best in post-Soviet times - reports Tkachev

Russian Federation, Moscow
September 27, 2016 at 16:19 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting with the Minister for Agriculture Alexander Tkachev, in Moscow, on Tuesday, discussing the promising prospects of grain harvest this year.

Tkachev informed Putin, "The crop forecast is very good, better than they have ever been before. Actually we have a unique opportunity to get one of the most outstanding crops in the last 25 years, 110-115 million tons [of grain] and we have gathered crops from only 80 per cent of territories."

Putin stressed the need to protect the domestic market above all else, "Along with the implementation of exports, we should keep in mind, above all else, our own interests and provisions for our own markets, the domestic market. It concerns both the nutrition and the bread provisions for the people. Providing for Russia is the priority task before increasing exports."

In 2015 over 103 million tons of grain was gathered in Russia while the forecast for 2016 reportedly was around 104 million tons.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting with the Minister for Agriculture Alexander Tkachev, in Moscow, on Tuesday, discussing the promising prospects of grain harvest this year.

Tkachev informed Putin, "The crop forecast is very good, better than they have ever been before. Actually we have a unique opportunity to get one of the most outstanding crops in the last 25 years, 110-115 million tons [of grain] and we have gathered crops from only 80 per cent of territories."

Putin stressed the need to protect the domestic market above all else, "Along with the implementation of exports, we should keep in mind, above all else, our own interests and provisions for our own markets, the domestic market. It concerns both the nutrition and the bread provisions for the people. Providing for Russia is the priority task before increasing exports."

In 2015 over 103 million tons of grain was gathered in Russia while the forecast for 2016 reportedly was around 104 million tons.

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