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Ministry of Agriculture to help build vegetable stores in the Far Eastern Federal District

Ministry of Agriculture to help build vegetable stores in the Far Eastern Federal District

For the long-term storage of vegetables, new vegetable stores will be built in the Far East. Assistance in this will be provided by the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia, which plans to reimburse part of the capital costs for their construction.

To increase the supply of products from other regions of Russia, the Ministry of Agriculture will work out options for providing state support for the transportation of vegetables. According to the press service of the department, in order to increase the self-sufficiency of the Far Eastern Federal District entities with vegetables, the Ministry of Agriculture, together with the Ministry of Far East Development, will work out possible support measures taking into account the specifics of the regions.

According to the federal agency, the situation with the supply of fruits and vegetables from China has stabilized in the regions of the Far Eastern Federal District, and prices for products from China have decreased. To develop trade relations with China and organize uninterrupted supplies of agricultural products, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Rosselkhoznadzor plan to hold talks with partners from China on the terms of supplying products to the Russian market.

A shortage of fresh vegetables in the regions of the Far Eastern Federal District occurred after the closure of borders with China due to the coronavirus, buyers complained about inflated prices. After opening checkpoints for trucks, vegetables from China appeared in Primorye at affordable prices, stabilized the situation in other regions.

However, last week the authorities of Primorye said that in the region again observed shortage of cheap vegetables. The products that were brought in after the opening of the border with the PRC are almost over, and new shipments are not coming due new requirements Phytosanitary Services of China.

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