grain cropAccording to the news-agency TASS, experts are afraid of a possible decline in yield by 30% (compared to last year) in case of bad weather.

According to the president of the Russian Grain Union (RGU) Arkady Zlochevsky, high fuel prices create dependence on weather conditions, which this year in some regions are extremely unfavorable.

Arkady Zlochevsky voiced the total amount of agricultural losses associated with expensive fuel – at least 50 billion rubles.

Experts of the RGU predict the grain yield at the level of 110-120 million tons, provided favorable weather conditions.

According to Federal Service of State Statistics, the cost of gasoline for the week increased by 1.4%, diesel fuel – by 1.2%. In general, since the beginning of 2018, fuel prices have increased by 8%.

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