Russia expects 12.3% rise in vegetable output in 2018
Russia’s Ministry of Agriculture has published figures estimating the best vegetable harvest for ten years, including one million tons of greenhouse vegetables, up 12.3%. The increase in yields is due to the country’s new state-subsidised winter greenhouses. Experts believe that a bumper harvest will not affect the prices of domestic products. The Ministry of Agriculture plans to increase the production of greenhouse vegetables to 1.5 million tons by 2024.