Russian Rains Put Grain Record in Doubt as Sowing Slows
Corn acreage probably won’t reach the 3 million hectares (7.4 million acres) expected by the Agriculture Ministry
Downpours in Russia’s main grain-growing areas are hampering sowing and casting doubt over expectations the country will reap a record harvest this year.
Much of central and southern Russia was deluged with two to six times normal rains in May, according to World Ag Weather data. That slowed corn planting and meant farmers missed the best time for sowing, said Andrey Sizov Jr., managing director at consultant SovEcon in Moscow. To read more click here.