Crimean drought to affect crop, Ministry of Agriculture says

Crimean drought to affect crop, Ministry of Agriculture says

The grain harvest of Crimean farmers will be seriously affected by a drought, the Ministry of Agriculture of the region reported.

"If in 2017 the gross grain harvest amounted to 1.6 million tons, this year we will collect about 800 thousand tons - an average of 15 to 19 centners per hectare, and if there is no precipitation, these figures may be even lower,"  the head of the department, Andrey Ryumshin says, TASS reports.

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