7 million 361 thousand tons of grain harvested in Belarus

01.09.2017

Results of harvesting campaign was discussed by the Government. Head of State Alexander Lukashenko listened to the reports of Agriculture Minister Leonid Zayats and Deputy Prime Minister Mikhail Rusy.

4% of the area still needs to be harvested in the country. It is 91 thousand hectares of cereals and legumes. Due to weather conditions this summer there are fields in the northern regions where ripening of crops was prolonged. They will be harvested in the next few days. 7 million 361 thousand tons of grain has been threshed. Including corn and rape the harvest is estimated in the amount of 10 million tons. Our country has the opportunity to sell abroad up to a million tons of grain. The main task is to ensure food security, produce products with high added value, which can then be exported. As reported by Leonid Zayats, during the five-year period the state invested in the agroindustrial complex more than 8 billion dollars, the proceeds during this time amounted to almost 27 billion dollars.
 

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