Russia discusses buying potatoes from Belarus
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko said in an interview at SPIEF-2021:
“We are discussing the import of Belarusian potatoes with Belarus. But now a new harvest will start, and the potato situation will stabilize. The increase in potato imports will be at the level of several tens of tons, and Belarus is ready to provide this amount. This is enough until the next harvest. "
It is now easier for farm products to get into "Magnet"
Magnit has developed a simplified standard supply agreement for small agricultural producers who find it difficult to meet all the requirements of the network for medium and large suppliers.
In the simplified agreement, the requirements regarding the level of fulfillment of obligations under the agreement have been reduced. Also, shorter terms have been set for payment for goods deliveries than those of large partners, and other concessions are also provided. At the same time, Magnit will strictly monitor compliance with contractual obligations on the part of contractors to ensure the availability and high quality of farm products on the shelf.
Fertilizers continue to rise in price
The authorities of the Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories filed complaints with the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation and the Federal Antimonopoly Service about a serious increase in prices for mineral fertilizers.
At the same time, fertilizer producers claim that prices for their products have not grown so much. The industry association says growth in May remained in the range of five percent and opposes artificial administrative price controls.
Switzerland may completely abandon synthetic pesticides
On June 13, a referendum will be held in the country, at which it will be possible to vote for a complete rejection of synthetic pesticides. The initiators of the referendum very much hope that their idea will not only win in the country, but also quickly spread throughout Europe and move on.
Potato rises in price in Kazakhstan
Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan Saparkhan Omarov spoke about the reasons for the rise in prices for food in the country. He said that there is a “seasonal situation” on the markets, so a lot of foreign products are presented.
“There are enough potatoes for today. Potato production is sufficient. And tomorrow, overproduction may again affect the fact that agricultural producers will not be able to sell potatoes at cost even. This has happened in the past. Therefore, I would not recommend producing more than it should be, ”the minister said.