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In Crimea there is no shortage of grain despite the drought, said the Ministry of agriculture.
Crimea is not lacking in grains, despite lower yields due to drought, according to the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation with reference to the head of the Ministry Dmitry Patrushev.
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Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday held at the Sebastopol meeting on questions socially-economic development of Crimea and Sevastopol. Patrushev made a report at the meeting. He reported on the current situation in agriculture of the Republic of Crimea, where on 4 June, was introduced emergency mode because of the drought.


So, as a result of weather events, grain yield in the region decreased in comparison with last year almost twice – to 48%. Gross yield on 30 July of the current year amounted to slightly more than 840 thousand tons against 1.5 million tons in 2017. According to estimates of the Ministry of agriculture, area of total loss of crops in the Crimea amounted to over 10 thousand hectares. The damage is only on the direct costs estimated at more than 50 million rubles.


"However, the head of the Ministry noted that, according to experts, the region is not lacking in grain considering carryover and resources of the intervention Fund of the Republic. In this case, if necessary, the Minister has indicated the possibility of utilization of the available volume of grain in the southern Federal district", — stated in the message.


According to Patrushev, currently the Ministry of agriculture conducts an ongoing monitoring of emergency situations across the country, and is also working to assess the damage to farmers. It is also noted that in connection with adverse weather conditions emergency mode is entered in 17 regions of Russia, with the regions the amount of damage is 8.7 billion rubles.

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Источники: РИА Новости
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