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Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Regional News Russia’s Agricultural Ministry last week outlined a strategy to increase the country’s agricultural exports to $45 billion by 2035. The plan includes a grain crop of 150.3 MMT by the target date as the country looks to invest 4.4 trillion rubles (about $70 billion) from a combination of private investment, government funds, and financing. The 2019/20 Russian grain crop is estimated at 118 MMT.  The European weather remains largely non-threatening for the coming week with precipitation near average levels, except for southern Germany and Italy that will see below average rainfall. The 8-14-day outlook, however, offers more rain for western France and Europe while Southeast Europe remains normal/slightly dry...

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