Like U.S., Russia’s Spring Wheat Crop Struggling

For wheat growers in the United States and Russia, there are more similarities than differences, beyond the fact that both counties grow winter and spring wheat. World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair, Mark Jekanowski, said as in the U.S., both of Russia’s wheat crops have been experiencing differing weather conditions.

“Winter wheat production benefited from really timely rains this spring generous rains that really brought that crop in to maturity despite a very dry spring.”

Jekanowski added while Russia’s winter wheat yield and production numbers look good.

“Spring wheat on the other hand especially in the region of Russia kind of centered over Kazakhstan it’s been a very dry spring. they’ve had sever drought so spring wheat yields are down.”

Which also brought down USDA’s forecast for Russia’s overall wheat production.

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