Russia has full food security for staple food items and is entirely self reliant , said Russian President Vladimir Putin.
He noted that back in 2000 “it could not have been imagined that Russian agro-production will grow.” According to the head of state, the grain yield, according to updated data, was 135.4 million tons last year. “This is, of course, an amazing result, and is exactly twice as much as in 2000. I perfectly remember the figure in 2000, it was 65.4 million tons. I remember how I was happy that we basically have enough to just meet our needs, said the president.
In 2017, Russia overtook the United States to become the leading wheat exporter in the world.