NEWS
Tue May 27, 2014 06:22 AM CDT

MOSCOW (Dow Jones) -- Spring grain planting in Russia for this year's harvest is ahead of last year's pace because of better weather conditions, the agriculture ministry said Monday.

The ministry said farmers planted spring grains to May 23 on 24.4 million hectares, 76.5% of the planned total area, which is 3.7 million hectares more than on the same date last year.

Spring wheat was planted to date on 9.3 million hectares, or 70.6% of the planned total spring wheat planted area, which is 2.7 million hectares more than a year ago. Spring barley was planted on 7.5 million hectares, ...

Quick View
  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Rates Too Low Too Long Discounted interest rates have led to unintended consequences in land values, a shortage of funds...
  • Center Pivots Take a Beating Severe storms in mid-June have damaged hundreds of center pivot irrigation systems in Nebraska al...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • A Hunger for High-Tech The Gruhlkey brothers of Wildorado, Texas, are using technology and thoughtful cropping choices t...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • No More Outlaw Vets Veterinarians can start breathing a little easier now when they go to work, without the fear that...
  • Ask the Vet My vet diagnosed anaplaz and I've never heard of that.
Related News Stories
Kub's Den
BNSF Car Placements Improve
Bigger Push on Global Farming
Exporters Report Grain Sales
Exporters Report Grain Sales