The Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Omsk Region Maxim Chekusov called the possible dates for the introduction of an emergency mode in the region
According to the regional authorities, the sowing campaign in the region was affected by adverse weather conditions, a similar situation is developing in the Tomsk and Novosibirsk regions, in the Altai Territory.
As for the introduction of an emergency regime in the Omsk region, according to the Minister of Agriculture and Food of the region Maxim Chekusov, this issue will be resolved in the near future.
“Today we have reached 50% of the sown area, and work is ongoing. Again, I called up with the landowners, I myself went to the districts, I saw that somewhere the dust was already in the fields, as in Cherlak, and in Isilkul, Lyubinsky, they still could not go to the fields. We have agrarians who also did not sow 20%. This is alarming, and just the introduction of an emergency mode, associated with a particularly dangerous phenomenon - excessive waterlogging of soils, will allow us to nevertheless support them in a certain way, to avoid unnecessary fines from the Federation. We have already allocated 700 million to them for unrelated support - to carry out the sowing campaign, ”Channel 12 quotes the minister.
He emphasized that some livestock enterprises in the Moskalensky district had generally refused to sow wheat and would sow fodder crops:
“More grasses are sown, barley, in order to get the money later from milk, and not from the sale of wheat. But until we relax. I think that by June 15 we can still sow certain crops. "
As REGNUM reported earlier, according to regional authorities, the critical situation with the sowing in the region has developed not only due to weather conditions. Rising fuel prices also affected. According to local mass media, the acting governor of the Omsk region, Alexander Burkov, called the prices “wild” and said that the regional government would be forced to turn to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in the near future “to take urgent measures to curb fuel prices.”
See also: “Wild” fuel prices: crops in Omsk region are at risk. As for weather conditions, May in Omsk region and some other regions of Siberia was abnormally cold. It snowed several times. And now excess moisture prevents the equipment from entering the field.
Recall that in 2017 in the Omsk region, farms of all categories produced almost 3,5 million tons of grain; 741,1 thousand tons of potatoes; 272,1 thousand tons of vegetables; 187,4 thousand tons of oilseeds.