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A field of rye in Jõgeva County Source: Photo: Postimees/Scanpix

Due to favorable weather conditions, Estonian farmers could harvest a record grain crop this year.

“Looking at the crop which has already been harvested, the yield is very good,” a farmer in central Saaremaa told Saarte Hääl, adding that this year will surpass 2014 by a wide margin.

“People might not have liked the cool and rainy weather, but it is great for plants. The harvest is taking place right now and the end result is promising to be lovely,” Tõnu Post, head of a farm, said.

Post said other farmers, such as dairy and pig farmers, are finding life more difficult, and crop prices could also do with an increase.

The current record for winter wheat is 9.7 tons per hectare but a farm in Harju Country harvested 12.9 tons this year. Although that figure will come down after dirt and moisture are removed, it is still likely to be above 10 tons per hectare.

Editor: J.M. Laats



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