Russia's grain harvest forecast to fall between 98 million-100 million tonnes in 2012 as winter grain not likely damaged by frost, researcher says

LOS ANGELES , January 30, 2012 () – According to agriculture researcher and consultancy group OOO ProZerno, russian farmers will probably reap between 98 million and100 million tonnes of grain during 2012, Bloomberg reported Jan. 30.

Although cautioning that it will not be possible to calculate actual winter grain loss until the end of the frosts, Vladimir Petrichenko, the director of OOO ProZerno, said that, thus far, forecasts show that winter plantings will most likely not be damaged by frost.

On Jan. 12, Russia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov reported that this year’s crop may exceed the 93.9 million tonnes of grain yielded after drying and cleaning in 2011.

OOO ProZerno is based in Moscow.

The primary source of this article is Bloomberg, New York, New York, on Jan. 30, 2012.

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