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Russian Agricultural Development: February 2012

22 February 2012

RUSSIAN FEDERATION - On February 8, 2012, Yelena Skrynnik, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation reported to the State Duma on the results of development of agriculture and related industries in 2011.

Yelena Skrynnik also presented on issues related to Russia’s WTO accession, on the proposed targets of the State Agricultural Program 2013-2020, and on the preparation of Russian agriculture for the spring grain sowing campaign.

During the last several years the Ministry of Agriculture has regularly reported to the Duma on the status and outlook of Russian agricultural.

Minister Skrynnik reported that 2011 was a landmark year for Russian agriculture. Russia overcame the consequences of abnormal drought in 2010 and Russian farmers harvested a good grain crop, almost 94 million metric ton (MMT), and Russia rebuilt its export potential.

Further Reading

- You can view the full USDA report by clicking here.

February 2012


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