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Russia set to reap largest-ever wheat harvest

Russia set to reap largest-ever wheat harvest --This year's production is set to total 87 million tons, according to President Putin | 12 May 2022 | Russia is expecting a bumper crop this year, including a record wheat harvest, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, citing preliminary data. "A good harvest is expected this year. According to experts - of course, these are preliminary estimates - grain harvest can reach 130 million tons, including 87 million tons of wheat," Putin said, noting "this can become a record [wheat harvest] in the entire history of Russia." ...Putin said that a number of countries are facing the threat of famine, pointing out that the blame for that lies entirely on "the Western elites."