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Russia Resurges as World's Top Wheat Exporter in 2015 and This Year

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本帖最后由 choi 于 11-13-2017 14:42 编辑

Jesse Newman and Benjamin Parkin, In Russia, Wheat Abounds. Wall Street Journal, Nov 13, 2017.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/rus ... eeze-u-s-1510405202
http://www.cetusnews.com/busines ... U-S-.B1SDF_EJz.html

Note:
(a) The news appears in print at page B10, following a photo teaser in page B1 (a heading above the photo: "Amber Waves of Grain? Nyet" and legend below the photo: "AGAINST THE GRAIN: Large investments and a weaker ruble helped Russia surpass the US as the world’s top wheat exporter. B10."

Russian-English dictionary:
* nyet
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/nyet
(b) In PRINT, the two figures are under one heading: Grain Drain.
(i) The y-axis of figure 1 is longer (with 20, 40, 60 and 80 million metric tons (but no 100) ), making it more dramatic.
(ii) Figure 2 is not a bar chart, but a line chart (with two lines, each connecting the top of the bars in the online version.

(c) crop yield
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crop_yield
(definition)
(d)
(i) Russian agriculture sector flourishes amid sanctions. Financial Times, Apr 18, 2017
("Russia last year became the world's biggest exporter of grains")

Yes, the above quotation is inconsistent with Fig 2 of the WSJ report.
(ii) Russian Agriculture Thrives as Sanctions Close off Imports. Financial Times, Sept 3, 2017.
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