MINSK, 18 August (BelTA) – Six million tonnes of grain has been threshed in Belarus, BelTA learned from the Agriculture and Food Ministry.
“The harvesting of grain and leguminous crops is in full swing in the country - more than 70% of the area under these crops has already been cleared, excluding corn, buckwheat and millet. Brest Oblast is ahead of other regions. The harvesting there is on the home stretch. Vitebsk Oblast is at the bottom of this list, however it has already reached the midpoint,” the ministry said.
As far as threshing is concerned, the leader is Minsk Oblast where more than 1.5 million tonnes of grain was threshed. It is followed by Brest Oblast with over 1.3 million tonnes, Grodno Oblast with more than 1.1 million tonnes, Mogilev Oblast with 713,400 tonnes. Gomel Oblast and Vitebsk Oblast threshed 658,000 tonnes each.
Grain yield this year is higher than on the same date last year. Therefore, agricultural workers count on a generally better harvest at the end of the harvest period.
Corn, buckwheat and millet are usually harvested later. They will also contribute to the overall harvest figures.
The government is going to buy 811,400 tonnes of grain to meet the country's needs in 2022.