Selhozsektor recovered experienced a drought last year due to government support. "We are all mobilized, with the support of the country’s leadership issues have been resolved, the state support increased as a result of the industry not only survived, it has increased production", — said the Minister of Agriculture Yelena Skrynnik in an interview to "Rossiyskaya Gazeta".
According to her, this year, the Ministry of Agriculture expects grain harvest will be even more optimistic forecast of 90 million tons, and the significant growth in the poultry industry — by 16% per year.
It’s hard to imagine what the consequences would turn out for European farmers like dry summer, stressed the Minister of Agriculture, and Russia, according to her, is already planning to develop exports to the EU is not only wheat and rapeseed, but also eco-friendly quality vegetables.
"The farmers from the south of Europe are afraid that we will bring Astrakhan tomatoes, peppers, eggplants on their market. Our vegetables are tasty and eco-friendly. If they go back on sale, the local "plastic" products no one will not buy. It’s the same with poultry, pork ‘, — E. Skrynnik said.
She noted that for the production of quality farm products it needs a more in-depth processing. "We need to give farmers better access to the market. This needs to work. And this just may learn from the Europeans, "- said the Minister.
"The point of the growth of Russian agriculture — the development of exports. We organize our food supply to the world market. And then I’ll see what they have in Europe will be proud of, "- she added.