Minister of Agriculture of Russia: Altai Krai was not chosen by chance for holding the All-Russian Day - they really have been successful there
At the opening ceremony Minister of Agriculture of Russia noted that Altai Krai was not chosen by chance for holding the large-scale agro-industrial forum. “Altai - the breadbasket not only of Siberia, but of our Mother Russia. Here in the last few years the Krai really achieved significant success in the production of grains, milk, meat. Russian Government pays attention not only to the south of the country, the Central Federal District, the Volga region. It directs all eyes at Siberia. In the coming years a special program for the development of Russian entities will be created in Siberia,” stated Alexander Tkachev.
Minister of Agriculture said that such exhibitions will certainly stimulate the development of agriculture and agricultural machinery. “I am pleased that the forum is being held in the Altai land, there is a huge potential, agricultural machine base. Our Office together with the Ministry of Industry and Trade is actively developing a support program for agricultural machinery. Only in 2016 ten billion rubles were allocated fr om the federal budget for these purposes. This has not happened in the history of our country. Representatives of agricultural machinery factories and farmers are glad at this. The potential is high, and it may increase. Thus, seven million tons of grain for the Altai is not the lim it. Not to mention all the subjects of the Siberian Federal District.
I hope that we use to the maximum our potential and feed not only our regions, but also neighboring, could send surplus products for export,” said Alexander Tkachev.
He also noted that the agricultural budget of this year is 237 billion rubles. This support contributes to a significant increase in production volumes in agriculture. “There is a growing number of profitable enterprises, wages are increasing in the industry, the profitability is increasing. It means that the economic situation improves. Be a farmer in Russia - honorably. We can be proud of that we feed our people and our country,” concluded the Minister of Agriculture.
According to Alexander Tkachev, events like the Field Day unite farmers, allow share experiences and gain new knowledge. The Minister of Agriculture, on behalf of the Government of Russia congratulated his colleagues with professional holiday and presented awards to deserving workers.
By the official website of Altai Krai