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Russian Federation : In the Irkutsk region 300 thousand tons of forages are harvested.

The Irkutsk region harvested 300 thousand tons of feed. This was reported by the Minister of Agriculture of the region Ilya Sumarokov. The agrarians have already harvested 73,000 tons of hay (the level of the previous year), 165,000 tons of silage (150,000 tons in 2016), 61,000 tons of silage (50,000 tons in 2016). The best indicators for fodder harvesting in Cheremkhovo, Kuitun, Nukut districts.

Thinned cereals from an area of ??22 thousand hectares, which is twice as much as in the previous year. The leaders in harvesting grain today are Usolsky district (24%), as well as Cheremkhovsky district (13%). In general, the yield is 22 centners per hectare. Harvesting of barley and peas continues. In addition, the agrarians of the region began to harvest early vegetables - cabbage, cucumbers and potatoes. In a week they will start harvesting wheat.

In the Angara region, plowing continues and plowing of abandoned arable land continues. Let us remind that Sergey Levchenko, the Governor of the Irkutsk Region, gave an order to ensure the stimulation of the introduction of neglected agricultural lands into the Ministry of Agriculture. The Office provided for this year a subsidy from the regional budget for land reclamation of agricultural land. This will increase the sowing area by 2020 by 100 thousand hectares. The rate for cultural and technical reclamation is 2400 rubles per hectare of arable land put into circulation. To date, 23 thousand hectares have been put into circulation from the number of abandoned lands.

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Date:Aug 21, 2017
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