According to the statement made on Friday at a press conference by Alexei Gordeyev, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Agriculture of Russia, in 2002, our country will have the largest grain harvest in the past decade. Bu now, 98% of the total harvest has been barned, with the exception of not many fields in the south of Russia and Siberia.
The minister said the already barned quantity of grain amounted to 86.5 million tonnes. 'Despite not the best weather', he added, 'this year has been good for our agriculture'. The minister also said that the production of meat increased by 5%, milk and eggs by 2% year-on-year.