Volga Baikal AGRO NEWS Update on the Crop Forecasts for 2022 !!!
The Ministry of Agriculture announced crop forecasts for 2022 !!!
In 2022 the grain harvest can amount up to 123 million tons. This forecast was announced by the Minister of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev during a meeting of President Vladimir Putin with members of the government: “The area of arable land will increase by 1 million hectares, and the condition of winter crops is above the average annual level.”
The gross harvest of oilseeds, according to Patrushev, can amount up to 22.6 million tons, sugar beet – 41.5 million tons, potatoes in the organized sector – 6.8 million tons, open-ground vegetables – 5.2 million tons. Livestock and poultry production in 2022 is projected at 16 million tons, milk – 32.5 million tons. “This is slightly higher than last year’s figures,” – said Patrushev.
The increase in yield is predicted based on several factors. “19 million hectares have been sown with winter crops, more than 96% of them are in good and satisfactory condition. This is more than a year earlier, and above the average annual level—the minister said. — Now we are entering the most important stage of spring field work. Despite external constraints, timely readiness was ensured in advance. The work started earlier than in 2021.”
The head of the Ministry of Agriculture clarified that spring sowing was carried out on an area of more than 200 thousand hectares, about 3 million hectares of winter crops were fertilized. The total sown area in 2022, according to plans, should be 81.3 million hectares. It is assumed that the crops of cereals, legumes, oilseeds, sugar beets, potatoes and open-ground vegetables will be increased.
The Minister also once again drew attention to the fact that Russia fully covers its own needs for all major types of products. “In addition, I note that we are ready to continue fulfilling export obligations,” – he added. The Head of State also said that the good export potential of the industry remains.
Meanwhile, it was decided to temporarily ban the export of grain (wheat and meslin, rye, barley and corn) to the EAEU countries (TASS with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development). In addition, the sub-commission supported the decision on a temporary ban on the export of white sugar and raw cane sugar to third countries. Both measures will be in effect until August 31.
The solutions are aimed at ensuring the country’s food security and will help protect the domestic market in the current conditions, the Ministry of Economic Development explained. According to the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia, currently the availability of grain in Russia exceeds 150%.