STAVROPOL, July 18. /TASS/. Russia’s agriculture Ministry forecasts the grain harvest in 2017 in the range of 100 million t. this was stated by the head of Department of plant growing of the Ministry of Peter Chekmarev.

“The whole country is forecast in the range of 100 million tons grain”, – he said.

Earlier, the Minister of agriculture of the Russian Federation Alexander Tkachev had a goal to collect in 2017, not less than 110 million tons of grain, but in early June, the Ministry of agriculture of Russia lowered the forecast for grain harvest up to 100-105 million tons due to adverse weather.

In 2016, Russia received a record grain crop at 120 million tonnes .