Agriculture Minister Sergei Artamonov said that "the cost of potatoes today is 7,9 rubles - we sell at the same price, 7,8 rubles"
In Chuvashia, at the next government meeting, they sorted out what type of agricultural products “gives a loss”. As a REGNUM correspondent reports, during the discussion it turned out that, for example, potatoes are sold in the region at their cost and lower - despite the loss-making, the potato crop in the republic is growing, and by 2024 it is planned to increase production by another 12%. The situation on the grain market is unstable due to a jump in prices, the previously difficult situation on the dairy market was due to the import of milk powder and after the Chuvash resellers threw the Ulyanovsk enterprise for 300 million rubles.
When discussing the results of the agro-industrial complex and tasks for the period until 2024, the head of Chuvashia, Mikhail Ignatyev, asked, "what type of agricultural products makes a loss during the normal management of the agricultural producer." Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture Sergei Artamonov recalled the elementary truth that "those farms that lay eggs in more than one basket win".
“If we take the year 2018 for potato growing: in the whole country and the Chuvash Republic, we worked with a profitability for potatoes - 11%. A year ago, potato prices were good. The cost of potatoes today is 7,9 rubles - we sell at the same price, 7,8 rubles. After the winter, this, of course, is a big minus, ”said the head of the Chuvash agrarians.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic, in 2018, 390 thousand tons of potatoes were harvested in Chuvashia, which is 0,7% more than in 2017. The authorities set a goal to increase potato production by 2024% by 12.
According to Agro-Innovation, on March 7, 2019, potatoes in stores were sold at an average price of 23,4 rubles / kg (as of March 7, 2018 - 19 rubles / kg), in the markets - 24,5 rubles / kg (as of March 7, 2018 - 28,2 rubles / kg), wholesale prices in the markets were 12-15 rubles / kg (as of March 7, 2018 - 17-22 rubles / kg).
Answering the question of the head of the republic, Artamonov also drew attention to grain, where “the market conditions are jumping, and we, unfortunately, cannot immediately influence prices”, as well as on the dairy market:
“In 2017, there were low prices for milk - we all went through it, we dropped prices, although there is not enough milk in Russia, we suffered because of dried milk imported. We then sold milk to other regions, and, unfortunately, the enterprise of the Ulyanovsk region of our resellers, let's say, popularly called, they threw 300 million rubles in the popular word - they did not return it. It was a difficult period, paid off with the population, no one owes to the population. But, unfortunately, the money could not be returned. ”
Earlier in the local press, it was noted that the Ulyanovsk dairy enterprise, which owed Chuvash resellers more than 300 million rubles, had changed its owner and was preparing for bankruptcy proceedings. Her total debt to all creditors was previously estimated at 3,5 billion rubles.
The Minister of Agriculture emphasized that three more dairy plants have been built in recent years to process milk in the republic. And he assured that “we are able to dry all our milk”:
"We will prepare for the season so as not to depend on other regions."
Milk from Chuvashia is exported, as a rule, to 14 regions: in addition to the subjects of the Volga Federal District, it is the Moscow, Volgograd and Lipetsk regions.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, in 2018, 423,3 thousand tons of milk were produced in Chuvashia, the republic provides itself with milk by 135%. The authorities set the goal until 2024 to increase milk production - by 10%.
A source: https://regnum.ru