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K-289 your Russian harvest article

 

Photographer: Ilya Pavlenko/TASS via Getty Images

Soviet-Era Grain Record Seen Tumbling on Bumper Russian Crop

 
  • Wheat, corn crops will both reach all-time high, ProZerno says
  • Estimates may rise further as harvesting progresses in Siberia

A quarter century after the collapse of the USSR, Russian farmers are finally poised to beat the record for grain production that the country set during the Soviet era.

The harvest will total at least 130.7 million metric tons this year on bumper wheat and corn crops, said Vladimir Petrichenko, director general of Moscow-based consultant ProZerno. That would push production 2.6 percent above the previous all-time high in 1978, a year before the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan under leader Leonid Brezhnev.

“Weather conditions this year have been ideal,” Petrichenko said by phone. “It fell on a key period for plant development.”

Farmers will gather more wheat and corn than ever before, while the barley crop will be the largest since 2008, ProZerno figures show. Those estimates may go higher still as Siberia collects more grain, with potential for wheat output to reach 85 million tons, Petrichenko said.

Crop projections are rising after rain spurred growth in European parts of Russia, contrasting with dry conditions that hurt crops in the U.S. and Canada. The gains cement Russia’s position as a top producer this year. It’s expected to be the biggest wheat exporter in the 2017-18 season, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

READ: Russia Dominates Egypt Wheat Purchases by Undercutting Prices

Russia’s giant wheat crop, more than a half of its total grain harvest, has seen the country dominate tenders in Egypt, the world’s biggest importer. The North African nation bought five out of six cargoes from Russia at its latest offering.

The bumper harvest has pushed Russian export prices lower, increasing the country’s competitiveness against rival nations, with rates falling for a third straight week to a two-month low as of Friday.

ProZerno’s estimates for Russia’s main grain crops:

  • Wheat -- 80 million tons.
  • Barley -- 19 million tons.
  • Corn -- 16.3 million tons.

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-21/soviet-era-grain-record-seen-tumbling-on-bumper-r...  

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k-289
Esteemed Advisor

Re: K-289 your Russian harvest article

BA -  Tks  !    The a window (shade) apparatus on the cab is quite interesting -  nice straw accumulators also -   times  R  changing , ? 

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sw363535
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Re: K-289 your Russian harvest article

That picture could be 40 years old........  look at the black mold on that machine.

 

Watch for a big sale of wheat to Russia...when they start stacking it that high... and lowering prices with claims.

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k-289
Esteemed Advisor

Re: K-289 your Russian harvest article

That's  what  I  was  wondering ,  how interesting ---

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BA Deere
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Re: K-289 your Russian harvest article

Yeah, I think now they have Bigshot equipment over there, few years ago there was an article about 100 new JD combines headed to a farm over there that had 100`s of thousands of acres.   And "the" Ukraine has big acreages too.  They don`t have C-65 and Studebaker trucks and 105 combines, that`s for sure. 

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k-289
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Re: K-289 your Russian harvest article

Wonder  WHO  the  field  '' tech's''  might be ; and would the parts be ''jetted'' in from Moline ?  Getting a hint at global cost effective service ---

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sw363535
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Re: K-289 your Russian harvest article

Can anybody reading comment on the Black sea crop tour last month?......  Maybe I should have worded that differently...............

How about somebody who experienced the Black sea crop tour?

 

http://agronomyukraine.blogspot.com/p/black-sea-crop-tour-2017.html

 

 

I been looking at some interesting pictures.... 

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