Russia projected to become world's top wheat exporter in 2016-17

Russia projected to become world's top wheat exporter in 2016-17

Poor weather causes EU to lose top spot in wheat production.

Virtually all major wheat-exporting countries in the world — the U.S., Australia, Canada, Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan — have been enjoying near-perfect weather conditions this year, and most are likely to have record or near-record wheat output this year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. However, Russia is expected to have, by far, the largest wheat harvest in its history, despite having a much smaller area devoted to wheat than it did during its historical highs in the

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