OREANDA-NEWS In Russia in 2019, farmers harvest only high-quality wheat, writes the American edition of Bloomberg.

The publication notes that in the southern wheat belt in Russia lately there was dry and hot weather, thanks to which the protein content in the grain has increased. According to farmer Andrei Burdin, the share of high-quality wheat this year was about 80% of the total, which is four times more than usual.

At the same time, Bloomberg writes, there is so much high-quality grain that it will be difficult for farmers to sell it at higher prices. In this regard, some farmers are holding the grain, hoping that prices will rise if the crop in other regions of the country turns out to be of poorer quality.