Thursday, September 9, 2010
Russia Winter Wheat Planting Projections
According to a Wall Street Journal report, Russia is set to plant the same amount of winter grain this year as in 2009. Government officials report that farmers plan to sow up to 18 million hectares of winter grain this year, the same amount as last year.
Russia’s worst drought in decades has wiped out almost a third of its grain crop. Last week, the Agriculture Ministry said that, even under a worst-case scenario, it would sow 12 million hectares (30 million acres).