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the Head of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Gordeyev predicts a grain yield in 2004 at level 73 - 76 million tons

the Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Alexey Gordeyev predicts a grain yield in 2004 at level 73 - 76 million tons.

" for this purpose all bases are " - the minister has told, acting on Monday at a MTG of a management of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation with members of interfractional deputy association on agrarian - the food policy in the State Duma.

a little more optimistical forecast on a crop this year was made at a MTG by the head of Federal agency on agriculture Anatoly Mikhalev. He has told that the expected volume of a grain yield in 2004 will be on 10 - 12 million tons more than last year.

in 2003 the grain yield has made more than 67 million tons.

Mikhalev has informed that the harvested acreage grain in Russia in 2004 will increase on 4 million hectares in comparison with last year and will make 45,4 million hectares.

The Head of Federal agency 2 has informed that for May, 24th in all categories of economy sowing of summer grain crops is spent on the area of 27 million hectares that makes 78 % from the plan and on 3,5 million hectares more level of last year. As he said, backlog from the sowing plan is fixed in Uralsk and Siberian districts that is connected, first of all, with weather conditions.