Volga Baikal AGRO NEWS Update on the Barley & Corn Production in the Russian Federation !!!
Barley & Corn production will be above the average annual level for 5 years !!!
Forecast of the total grain production in 2022 is 133.4 million tons !!!
Analytical center “Rusagrotrans” has improved the forecast for the harvest of barley and lowered the assessment of the harvest of corn, while the production of both crops is expected to be above the average annual level for 5 years, follows from the materials of the center.
Despite a slight decrease in the forecast for the gross wheat harvest, presented last week – by 0.3 million tons, to 85.7 million tons, Rusagrotrans analysts maintain their estimate of grain production at 133.4 million tons.
The assessment for barley was increased by 0.2 million tons to 19.7 million tons due to higher yields in the Center and on the Volga against the backdrop of high soil moisture reserves, and for corn it was slightly reduced by 0.1 million tons to 15 million tons due to the lower area than expected. Other grains can be harvested 13.1 million tons (0.3 million tons compared to the May forecast). “The production of barley and corn will be above the average annual level for 5 years (18.3 and 14.7 million tons, respectively),” the review notes.
In the South (Southern Federal District and North Caucasus Federal District), a grain crop of 50.6 million tons can be harvested, mainly due to wheat, which will break the record of 2017 – 49.1 million tons. The Center may be harvesting the second harvest after the abnormally high figure of 2020 – 35 million tons against 38.5 million tons. According to Rusagrotrans analysts, production in the Volga District will amount to about 26.2 million tons – the third result after 2017 and 2020.
Siberia is expected to see its lowest harvest since 2015 at 15.5 million tonnes due to continued relatively low moisture levels in all major grain-producing regions, with the exception of Omsk, despite past rains. However, the situation can be corrected by a significant decrease in temperatures and moderate rains in the coming days. Extremely high temperatures in the region were periodically recorded from the second decade of May and reached 30-35 degrees Celsius in places.