Drought and floods have destroyed a fifth of the South Urals crops

September 2, 2013. Climatic catastrophe that hit the Southern Urals, have led to lower yields in the region, said Minister of Agriculture of the Chelyabinsk region Sergei drying.

This year, as a result of drought and floods of more than 2 million hectares of crops were lost over 400,000, reports Chelyabinsk STRC. However, the weather did not prevent disasters leave a plan for collecting fodder for livestock enterprises of the region at the same level: 31 quintal per conventional unit of cattle. Good things, and the collection of vegetables: this fall plans to collect 800,000 tonnes of potatoes and 300,000 tons of cabbage and carrots. "As for the outlook for grain production, but this year we have reduced these forecasts, taking into account the current situation to a million tons", — said Sergey Sushkov

Last week, the affected area of farms received the second tranche of the subsidy per hectare almost 300 million rubles. Of these, 200 million — federal funds, 87 — province.

Source: Agency AgroFakt

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