The Service said 93.9 million tonnes were grown by farming companies, 39.2 million tonnes by commercial private farms, and 1 million tonnes by household farms.
The Ag Ministry said that as of Dec. 18, 2017, 99.1% of cereals and pulses were harvested. All of the wheat and barley had been harvested but 14% of the corn still remained in the field, it said. Therefore, the Ag Ministry said the final data on the grain crop may get adjusted upward at a later date.
In November, the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast that Russia would produce more than 128 million tonnes of grain in the 2017-18 crop year, which would break the record of 127 million tonnes previously set in 1978.
According to the USDA, average wheat and barley yields in Russia for the 2017-18 marketing year are forecast 16% to 19% higher, respectively, than in 2016-17.