MOSCOW, RUSSIA — The Russian agriculture and economy ministries are in favor or limiting the nation’s grain exports to 7 million tonnes in the April-June time period, Reuters reported.

The Russian government has not approved the proposal yet, which was made by the agriculture ministry on March 27. The nation said it wants to limit exports to ensure domestic food security in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Russia exported 25.2 million tonnes of wheat, rye, barley and corn in the first six months of the 2019-20 season, Reuters said, and shipped 7.2 million tonnes between the start of 2020 and March 26.

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