Putin claims that Russian farmers were drafted into the military.
According to President Vladimir Putin, farmers are among those being drafted into Russia's military. This was stated at a meeting with officials Tuesday.
This could indicate additional risks for the crop of 2023.
Russia is the largest exporter of wheat in the world
Farmers are busy in autumn as they sow winter wheat and harvest sunflower seeds and soybeans.
Rains have already caused winter grain sowing to be significantly delayed
"I also want to address the regional heads and heads of agricultural enterprises.
Partially mobilized agricultural workers are also being drafted.
They must be supported by their families. "I ask that you pay particular attention to this matter."
Putin stated that Russia is on track for a record crop of 150m tonnes of grain, which includes 100 million tonnes of wheat, by 2022.