Agricultural producers of the Kostroma region will be able to receive subsidies from the regional budget for the reimbursement of part of the cost of purchasing seed potatoes. The corresponding decision was made in the regional administration.
On behalf of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, a comprehensive targeted program is being developed in the country to grow competitive agricultural products to ensure import substitution. In the framework of the priority direction “Potato farming”, the Kostroma region is considered as one of the pilot regions for the formation of a network of Russian potato producers.
The natural and climatic conditions of our region are favorable for growing potatoes, including seed. Also, the Kostroma region belongs to territories that are clean in terms of phytosanitary indicators, which is an important indicator for the cultivation of high-quality seed potatoes.
According to the regional department of the agro-industrial complex, Kostroma agrarians involved in the cultivation of seed tub minicubers need support. For this, the agency proposed to reimburse 50% of the costs of their acquisition.
This measure will not only reduce the financial burden of agricultural enterprises, improve the quality of seed potatoes, but also ensure the demand for this type of product, and also increase the role of scientific organizations in the region involved in seed production.
For the implementation of this direction, the regional budget for 2017 provides 1 million rubles.
A source: http://www.adm44.ru