January 7, 2013
Russia faces feed grain shortage
Russian farmers are facing a feed grain shortage, according to the Agriculture Ministry.
The north-west of Russia only has 82.3% of the required amount of feed grain, the south of the country at 87%, the North Caucasus at 91.2%, the Volga region at 83.6%, Siberia at 72.1%, the Urals at 92.2%, and the Far East at 83.2%.
Farmers must buy 1.5 million tonnes of feed grain more to cover the deficit, the ministry said.