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Russia resumes wheat exports to Madagascar

MOSCOW, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Russia, the world's largest wheat exporter, has resumed wheat supplies to Madagascar after a five-year break, a Russian state agency said in a statement on Friday.

* The service, in charge of the quality of grain supplies, approved the supply of 32,500 tonnes of wheat to Madagascar last week, it added.

* The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) expects Russia's wheat exports to total 34.0 million tonnes this season, which started on July 1, down from 35.7 million in the 2018/19 season. (Reporting by Polina Devitt; editing by Polina Ivanova)

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