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The Ministry of Agriculture instructed the regions to create a food stock for two months

The Ministry of Agriculture instructed the regions to create a food stock for two months

The head of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia Dmitry Patrushev instructed the regional authorities to create stocks of the main categories of food for at least two months. They should also assemble operational headquarters to control and monitor the situation in food markets.

At an operational meeting to implement a plan of priority measures to ensure the sustainable development of the economy and social stability in the worsening situation on the global financial markets, Patrushev said that the situation on the agri-food market of Russia is stable. However, the Ministry of Agriculture has developed and submitted to the government a number of additional measures of state support for farmers to maintain the stability of the industry.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia, the heads of the regional agro-industrial complex authorities told Patrushev that there were no significant price fluctuations in the trading segment. This applies, including pasta, canned goods and cereals.

By order of Prime Minister Mishustin in Russia from March 17 at customs will open the "green corridor" for food and non-food essential goods, which are purchased by large retail chains and importers. Measures are being taken to support the business due to the coronavirus pandemic and the ruble depreciation.

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