Agricultural producers may be able to compensate for the losses associated with rising prices for fuels and lubricants (fuels and lubricants).
The head of the Ministry of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev made a proposal to think over such a mechanism. At a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and members of the government, the Minister of Agriculture mentioned that the increase in the price of fuel and lubricants jeopardizes autumn harvesting.
Patrushev clarified that the costs of agricultural producers for fuel at this time are doubled in comparison with the costs of the sowing campaign. The reason is that farmers have to spend objectively more fuel and lubricants. If during the sowing campaign 1,7 million tons of fuel were consumed, then the predicted volume of fuel and lubricants that will be required for harvesting and autumn field work is 3,7 million tons, Interfax notes, referring to data voiced by Patrushev.
On the eve, we recall, it became known that the Ministry of Agriculture changed the forecast for the collection of grain this year. The ministry believes that it will not exceed the 100 million tons mark, although previously it was expected to be overcome.
In 2017, the grain harvest in Russia reached a record 135,4 million tons.