The purchase of seeds on the island is subsidized by 30-50%. Island farms can no longer purchase elite potato seeds outside the region for the entire planting area.
The state farm “Yuzhno-Sakhalinsky” is ready to provide them with high-quality raw materials. In the upcoming sowing, agricultural enterprises and peasant farms plan to plant 8 thousand tons of potato seeds. Of these, more than a thousand tons will be elite tubers - almost 1,5 times more than in 2017. - For the first time, island farmers will be able to buy elite potato seeds from a local producer. They were grown as part of the commission of the governor of the region Oleg Kozhemyako to create a seed farm.
It is noteworthy that the purchase of zoned elite seeds to the buyer will be subsidized from the regional and federal budgets up to 50 percent, and up to 30 percent of the costs will be reimbursed for the first reproduction. Everyone, both enterprises and farmers, can purchase seed crops of the highest quality that can produce large crops, inexpensively and within the island, explained Tatyana Shkuro, chief agronomist of the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsky state farm.
In total, the state farm plans to sell 200 tons of seed material. Promising fruitful seeds of elite varieties, as well as varieties of the first and second reproduction are ready for sale. You can buy a product from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsky and in retail. It will be sold at five retail outlets, as well as at trade fairs. Recall, due to the implementation of the initiative of President Vladimir Putin to import substitution and increase domestic production in the Sakhalin Region, a breakthrough in the development of the agricultural industry occurred.
This allowed to significantly increase the self-sufficiency of the region with its own products. Residents of the region no longer need imported potatoes, eggs, and production of milk and meat, vegetables has increased significantly. “Achieving high indicators determines not only the food independence of the region from external supplies, but also creates the prerequisites for life expectancy, ensuring the health of the younger generation through the consumption of high-quality and safe products,” emphasized the Minister of Agriculture of the region Mikhail Kuzmenko.
A source: https://www.nsss-russia.ru/