Agriculture for several years shows a steady growth and will be able to give a boost to the Russian economy after the pandemic coronavirus, assured the Vice-Premier of Victoria Abramchenko. However, COVID-19 identified problem areas of Russian agriculture, in particular, showed the dependence of the agro-industrial complex from the import of seeds and veterinary drugs. "Our common task is to prev...27 May 2020
Agro-industrial complex (AIC) and the food industry included in the national economic recovery plan as "growth points", said the head of Ministry of economic development Maxim Reshetnikov at the meeting with deputies of fraction of the Communist party. According to the Minister, of agriculture "softer" was a situation with the spread of the coronavirus. "In the affected agricultural industries n...27 May 2020
This year because of the virus of Russian farmers allocated more than 2 billion rubles on preferential short-term loans. But it was not enough. Already on 21 may, the Ministry of agriculture submitted for discussion the order to increase the maximum size of the preferential short-term loan from 600 million to 1.2 billion rubles a year per borrower. The risks of lower incomes and thus demand for ...27 May 2020
The Russian Government is positive about the idea of deputies of the state Duma to adopt legislation, the term "agritourism", reports "Interfax". MPs have submitted an amendment to the law "About bases of tourist activity in the Russian Federation", which proposed to introduce a definition already existing in Russia, type of tourism, but it is not fixed by law. Rural tourism or agritourism, are e...27 May 2020
Russia clarified rules of granting of interbudgetary transfers to the regions for the reimbursement of expenses for payment of percent on loans in the agricultural sector. The relevant government decree shall enter into force on 23 may. These transfers are available to regional budgets through the Ministry of agriculture. The region needs effective use of targeted funds. In case of default he is ...26 May 2020
The Russian government approved rules of granting of the Russian Railways of subsidies aimed at the cheaper transport of agricultural products between different parts of the country. On Monday Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin at the meeting with Deputy Prime Ministers. "Signed a government decree which sets new rules for granting subsidies from the Federal budget of the Russian Railways. They are...26 May 2020
Dry weather in some regions in the current year may affect the charges of melons and berries, but the overall effect of weather conditions on yields will not be critical, said Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko. "There may be problems, indeed, in a number of cultures, including for whom such a high position in the Doctrine of (food security - ed.). This melons, for example, is berries. Bu...26 May 2020
Export prices of Russian wheat of the new harvest increased amid lower crop forecast due to dry weather, including the Russian Ministry of agriculture. According to IKAR, the price of the new harvest with a 2.5-percent protein content in Novorossiisk for delivery in July rose within the week by $4 to $199 per ton FOB. SovEcon has recorded a rise for the week to 3% per ton in this class of wheat ...26 May 2020
According to operational data of the agricultural administrative bodies of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, as of may 25, 2020 in the whole country of 18.3 million hectares are fed up of 15.3 million ha, or 83.6 per cent of the sowing area of winter crops (in 2019 14.1 million ha). Spring sowing is conducted in an area of 41.4 million ha or 79.8 per cent of the forecasted area (201...26 May 2020
Traders complain that for the past seven or eight days the Rosselkhoznadzor does not issue phytosanitary certificates for exports of sunflower and soybean. Now only in the Rostov region are loaded court that is ready to send about 30 thousand tons of sunflower, write "Vedomosti" with reference to market participants.
Among exporters, faced with this issue, the publication calls "Krasnodarzernoprodukt-Expo", "Grain Volga", "grain service", "Armu" and others. Commercial Director of "KZP-Expo" Dmitry Volobuev not confirmed "Agroinvestor" the fact of presence of problems with obtaining certificates as "Krasnodarzernoprodukt-Expo" recently exported or sunflower or soy. Representatives of the "Grain Volga" and "grain service" refused to comment.
Problems with the shipment, "Vedomosti" confirmed commercial Director of "ARMA" Olga Medvedeva. According to her, two loaded on Board include a phytosanitary certificate at the port of Rostov-on-don (1.9 thousand tons of sunflower seeds) and Volgograd region (2.7 thousand tons of soybeans). And the sunflower is long — from 1 April.
Medvedev said that the current situation is critical because of the need to pay a simple vessel unloading and subsequent storage of goods, liquidated damages to the owner that in total can lead to the loss of 20 million rubles. Revenue from the sale of the domestic market will be smaller, she adds, and not received the goods, the buyer will go to court, which will entail additional costs. In the end, even one ship, not certified, may make the company unprofitable for the year.
That sunflower and soybean cannot be exported, said the General Director of "Rusagro" Maxim Basov. "We have a loss, being unable to deliver products for concluded export contracts" (quoted by "Vedomosti"). But before the end of the production season left a bit, and the next agricultural year the holding plans to reduce plantings of these agricultures, he says.
About the difficulties with shipping known the Minister of agriculture and food of Rostov region Konstantin Rafalowska. Now the regional authorities are negotiating about it with the Rosselkhoznadzor and Ministry of agriculture of Russia, "Vedomosti". Federal Gravedust notes increase in terms of issuing phytosanitary certificates, but promises to check the complaint of exporters, reports "Interfax". Rosselkhoznadzor is operating in normal mode, said his spokesman. "The refusal of a certificate can only be associated with a mismatch of a party intended for export, the requirements of the importing country", — said "the Agroinvestor" service representative.
The Board of the Eurasian economic Commission of March 31, has decided to temporarily ban the export of the Eurasian economic Union countries of some types of food products, including sunflower and soybeans. However, before April 12 — the date of entry into force of this document — the market spoke about problems with shipments, said "Agroinvestor" the General Director of the analytical company "Prozerno" Vladimir Petrichenko. "Problems with obtaining certificates say exporters — those who want to. The Rosselkhoznadzor has denied all problems. Who to believe? I don't know," he admits.
The Rosselkhoznadzor and exporters are on opposite sides of the fence, but there are also processors, and farmers, continues Petrichenko. "The current situation has a negative impact is on the farmers, but the processors it is at hand. It turns out that in this situation someone will win and someone will lose," he says. Problems with certificates can result in excessive stocks of sunflower, which will go on next season. "It is negative for agricultural producers now and in the new season," concludes Petrichenko.
Director of the analytical center "Sovekon" Andrei Sizov said that the rate of export of sunflower from the beginning of April has slowed significantly: from 1 to 6 April, it was sent 6 thousand tons, while during the first week of March — 50 thousand tons, write "Vedomosti". Prices for sunflower and oil continuing to increase, by 2.7% to 20.7 thousand RUB/t and 2.1% to 48.2 thousand rubles per ton, respectively, for the week ended April 3. Restrictions hurt exporters and producers, said Sizov. If the challenge of food security, it is logical to restrict the export of oil, because it is the ultimate consumer product, and not the sunflower, he said.