Russian Grain Game: Again and Again..

Russia is splashing the news with how grain price is going to go, sky high and that we do not have enough! The drought is taking its toll and and and and and and…

As last time, Sveta and I have just traveled hundreds and hundreds of kilometers through Russia and found fields of grain as far as you can see. In fact the fields of grain are 10 times as plentiful as when I first started to travel Russia. In fact I have watched over the years, as Russia has re-plowed and reclaimed farm land that was left isolated after the collapse of the Soviet Union. In fact Sveta will tell you that I was amazed at how much grain there is and we even have pictures that show fields of sunflowers and they were on the small plantings this years, due to the excessive wheat fields planted. In fact I was amazed at all the brand new irrigation equipment that is in all the fields! This is all new farm equipment since I have been traveling Russia…

The grain silos are plum full and new silos are everywhere just to hold all the grain…

So as in the past I always wonder what and why governments lie like they do? Is it a lie or protectionism?

I guess since America is having a grain and corn issue this year due to drought, Russia must join the bandwagon…

Russia only has one good wheat harvest a year and this is Winter wheat 90% of the time. That crop has and is being brought in as we watched them doing it in the fields, with all those new John Deere’s I have been talking about…

As per Russian weather, Winter wheat fields will be prepped and reseeded according to the standard here and we will see another crop harvested next year. Once a year is about the best that you can do here with luck, as Summer is already ending and Fall is coming, blink a couple of times and snow will be falling again…

What with, up until recently Russia was bragging about 85 mn tonnes of grain this year and now a complete reversal of information has made itself available at the top of the list. It looks to me that Russia is trying to cover up a bumper crop this year and make some money out of it later in the year or early next year. Then I wondered that maybe they are smart and stashing the grain for Russians and upcoming issues that are positively in and on the horizon…

I think I would place my bets on Russia and her games right now, as per the real issue of corn and wheat – dead on arrival in America…

That is Russia…

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

PS: You should have seen the corn fields this year in Russia! I have never seen corn yet and this trip Sveta and I saw huge fields of corn and they were 7 feet tall at least! Huge ears of corn on the stalks. So corn can be grown in Russia and grown successfully! Sveta said, “Most likely just for animal feed!”

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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