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    Russia has now overtaken the U.S. wheat crop

    Post  sepheronx on Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:04 pm

    or the first time in its history, the production of wheat in Russia will exceed this year's harvests in the U.S.. This figure was the first result of Russia's new agricultural strategy.

    The rivalry between the USSR and the U.S. during the Cold War concerned not only weapons. Race of rural households in both countries once again come to the fore 19 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union. For the first time in its history, Russia has managed to achieve its objectives: to bypass the U.S. in terms of wheat production. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the harvest in Russia for the period 2009-1010 year should reach 61.700 million tons against 60.314 million in the U.S.. The separation is, of course, a small, but it's pretty significant to the event went down in history.

    Read more at: Inosmi

    Good. This is just another sign that Russia is moving away from natural resource (aside from their silicon valley development) and further into other fields. Good money to be made, and farmers may soon share the wealth that North American farmers do.

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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  Vladimir79 on Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:58 pm

    It isn't surprising considering US wheat production was cut by 20% last year thanks to Chinese reaching record production. When the US government sees global inventories rise, which were the highest in 8 years, they pay their farmers subsidies to produce less. This keeps their prices higher. They have also been using alot more of their arable land for ethanol production which has reduced their total grain output. It would be nice to overtake US as the bread basket of the world. Once we get the Black Sea facilities completed we will be able to export alot more but our infrastructure requires much more work.

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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  sepheronx on Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:44 pm

    Vladimir79 wrote:It isn't surprising considering US wheat production was cut by 20% last year thanks to Chinese reaching record production. When the US government sees global inventories rise, which were the highest in 8 years, they pay their farmers subsidies to produce less. This keeps their prices higher. They have also been using alot more of their arable land for ethanol production which has reduced their total grain output. It would be nice to overtake US as the bread basket of the world. Once we get the Black Sea facilities completed we will be able to export alot more but our infrastructure requires much more work.

    Infrastructure in what aspect? Are we talking about logistical facilities? or what?

    Russia is around 4th place in food production, behind EU, Brazil and China.

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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  Viktor on Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:18 pm

    Also Ukraine and Kazahstan has increased their output making US shirnking even more.

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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  sepheronx on Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:25 pm

    Viktor wrote:Also Ukraine and Kazahstan has increased their output making US shirnking even more.

    Ukraine is harder to count for, as a lot of their land is leased to British companies, who output grain to London (cheap food).

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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  Vladimir79 on Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:54 pm

    sepheronx wrote:

    Infrastructure in what aspect? Are we talking about logistical facilities? or what?


    Ports, roads, rail, the roads are so bad you are lucky if you make it 50km without blowing a tire.

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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  sepheronx on Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:05 pm

    Vladimir79 wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:

    Infrastructure in what aspect? Are we talking about logistical facilities? or what?


    Ports, roads, rail, the roads are so bad you are lucky if you make it 50km without blowing a tire.

    So I have heard about the roads, but I thought ports and rail where the strong point of Russia (especially the rail)?

    There was talk of getting Rusnano to start investing in companies to produce new style of cement or asphalt (rt.com had a page about it a while back).

    I guess all in due time.

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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  GarryB on Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:22 am

    If there is one thing that successful industry does it improves infrastructure... for itself.
    This of course will be good for other users.

    Didn't I read that the Russians are getting the South Koreans to help them develop a state of the art ship building port infrastructure?

    Does anyone know where it will be or the time frame till it will be operational?

    BTW the South Koreans have a very efficient ship building industry so buying a port design from them is like buying thermal imagers from the French.
    ie a good step for Russia.

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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  ekacipta021292 on Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:40 am

    sepheronx wrote:
    Vladimir79 wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:

    Infrastructure in what aspect? Are we talking about logistical facilities? or what?


    Ports, roads, rail, the roads are so bad you are lucky if you make it 50km without blowing a tire.

    So I have heard about the roads, but I thought ports and rail where the strong point of Russia (especially the rail)?

    There was talk of getting Rusnano to start investing in companies to produce new style of cement or asphalt (rt.com had a page about it a while back).

    I guess all in due time.

    True that Russia is showing progress. We cannot see everything changes so suddenly. However, it is true that more works need to be done on roads.

    I saw the pictures of a Federal Highway connecting Moscow to Yakutsk called Lena (can you verify?) in Englishrussia.com.

    Still, from my personal experience, many countries have worse road conditions.

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    Russian Agriculture News

    Post  sepheronx on Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:08 pm

    Seeing as how Russia is becoming more agrarian year by year, and how agricultural companies are racking in lots of profits thanks to the counter sanctions and the devaluation of the Ruble, I thought it would be important to start a separate thread in agricultural news, achievements, statistics, agricultural machinery development, etc. So if anyone wants to contribute please post all Russian agricultural news. Please keep it civil and on topic.

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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  sepheronx on Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:14 pm

    Russian Drip Irrigation - Part of the Import substitution


    The advantages of drip irrigation
    With drip irrigation and faster culture Matures 10-15 days earlier than usual, higher yields, fewer weeds, so it can save water, fertilizer, served directly to the root zone to the extent necessary, and not sprayed all over the field. Energy costs and water with the use of drip irrigation compared to sprinkler irrigation below 5-8 times.

    Also, the benefits of drip irrigation include:
    - the flexibility and convenience of land treatment - dry aisle;
    - better aeration to the root zone of the soil - without a crust on the soil surface.
    Under the same growing conditions (technology, type of soil, amount of fertilizers, use of plant protection products and other) potatoes and vegetables with the use of drip irrigation give a yield of at least 25-50% morethan when using spray irrigation and 50-100%than when grown without irrigation (non-irrigated areas).

    In Mari El is open tribal hatchery
    The hatchery was commissioned in der.Jamadaeva Soviet area.
    The object is constructed in the framework of implementation of the eighth turn of the investment project of LLC "Poultry Akashevskaya" with the participation of the government of the Republic and the financial support of OJSC "Rosselkhozbank".
    Construction and equipping of hatchery carried out taking into account the latest technological solutions in the field of poultry. The total investment in the facility exceeds 179 million rubles, of which about 86 million rubles amount of credit funds of the Bank. The new equipment will allow to produce 15 million eggs per year, which will fully meet the need in chicken breeder flocks.
    Overall eighth phase of the poultry project involves the construction sites of the content of the grandparent and parent stock, arranging innovative veterinary and breeding center in the region, which will create a vicious cycle of growing parent stock within breeding reproducers of the first and second order.

    Developed and registered biological product for the decomposition of plant residues and soil improvement
    The complex task of accelerating the decomposition and disinfection residue solves scientific innovation enterprise "Businka" (Ufa), which started to produce new innovative microbiological preparation of CAMO and P "STUBBLE". This is a highly effective complex of soil microorganisms capable of solving the problem of recovery of the biological activity of soils.

    AtomSvet® BIO proven effective in covering greenhouses
    Atomsvet LLC received a positive Opinion on the results of the experiment about the influence of led lights AtomSvet(r) BIO on the development and growth of lettuce.
    The experiment took place on the territory of the agricultural Enterprise "Moscow", where she was a complete replacement of fixtures with HPS lamps on lamps Atomsvet®. The total area of the salad line was 500 m2.
    According to the results of surveys of plants, carried out by employees of the Enterprise, revealed the following:
    Plants grown under lights AtomSvet® BIO, the leaves are more dense, have more saturated green color, the root system is in better condition, more biomass by 14.5% in contrast to plants grown under high-pressure sodium lamp.
    The power consumption under the lamps AtomSvet® BIO was reduced 2.5 times compared to high-pressure sodium.
    The nitrate level in the normal range.
    These results were made possible thanks to the close cooperation of the team "Atomsvet" and researchers IBP SB RAS in the development of special spectrum that best meets the needs of salad crops.
    Previously, lamps AtomSvet® BIO have confirmed its effectiveness on the cucumber seedlings during the experiment on-site greenhouse complex "Spring".
    Installation of energy-saving lamps AtomSvet® BIO contributes to the optimization of costs in the field of lighting and significantly increase productivity of agricultural enterprises.

    First of all, a large pig-breeding complex launched in Tver region
    LLC "coral" launched the first phase of a large pig-breeding complex in Bezhetsk district of Tver region. Total investment in the project amounts to about 8 billion 200 million rubles.
    The project envisages the construction of a pig complex for 270 thousand head with a slaughterhouse and feed mill. Annual volumes will exceed 30 thousand tons of pork and products from it, about 125 thousand tons of feed. The first set started in Q4 2014. It is anticipated that at full capacity, the facility will be by 2016.
    Today cattle are 60 thousand piglets. Also install the equipment at the feed mill, which will start in November. This year the construction of a slaughterhouse and meat processing. These lines will start operation in may 2016.
    Note that in the Tver region is a number of pig farms, Federal value. The largest of them belong to the agricultural Dmitrova Gora" with an annual turnover of 1.5 billion rubles and OAO "Zavolzhsky" (controlled by EN-COM Mikhail Abyzov) with a turnover of 1.6 billion rubles.

    Manufacturers of RF compensated about 60% was eliminated because of the embargo of meat
    About 60% of departures in 2014 because of the food embargo of imported meat, the Russian market was compensated at the expense of domestic producers, said in an interview with TV channel "Russia 24", the Minister of agriculture Nikolai Fedorov.
    He noted that since the introduction in August 2014 Russia's food embargo of the Russian Federation reduced the import of meat and meat products by 32%, or $ 670 thousand tons.
    "Moreover, the reduction of import close not so much at the expense of alternative suppliers, not at the expense of others not falling under anti-sanctions, and by increasing its own production of poultry meat, pork first. <.> More than 60% closure of imports at the expense of domestic agricultural producers, they routinely worked using an old version of the state program of development of agriculture", - said Fedorov.

    Eggs and milk made the best Leningrad region
    Leningrad region is the Russian leader in production of eggs, milk production of cows and the production of poultry meat.

    As reports a press-service of the Governor and the government of Leningrad region 47 in the first place in Russia in production of eggs and milk productivity of cows, as well as the third production of poultry meat.

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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  sepheronx on Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:17 pm

    Opened the second phase of the greenhouse complex "Fruits of Stavropol"
    In the Kirov district of the Stavropol region opened the second phase of the greenhouse complex "Fruits of Stavropol", which is included in the group of companies "ECO-culture". Also the laying of the third phase of the enterprise.
    Currently the total area of the greenhouse complex "Fruits of Stavropol" is 20 hectares. The implementation of the third phase of the project will provide an additional 20 hectares of greenhouses for growing vegetables. On 20 hectares of this greenhouse have 300 jobs.

    In the Perm region opened a new plant for the production of dairy products
    In the village of Ilyinsky (Ilyinsky district, Perm territory) has opened a new plant for the production of dairy products - LLC "Ilyinsky product". The facility has already launched production of milk. Put into operation an automated line with a capacity of 5 tons per day.
    The company now creates three jobs, but in General it is planned that there will be twelve to fifteen.

    In the Tyumen region opened a new milk processing plant
    A new plant for processing of milk was opened in S. Urginskoe the Tyumen region. The maximum capacity of the facility is four tons of milk per day. Currently, 11 kinds of products: milk, sour cream and cottage cheese of different percentages of fat, Adyghe cheese and pasteurized cream. The enterprise is equipped with domestic equipment. Containers, coolers, separator-Normalizer, cheese tub, cleaners milk homogenizers Yurginsky the shop produced in Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk and Tula region.

    New livestock complex built in Ingushetia
    In Ingushetia starts a new dairy complex LLC "Milk Ingushetia". This is the first modern livestock complex, built in the region.
    Today, the population of the new complex has 285 cows of Holstein-Friesian breed, and in may of the current year their number will reach 800. Cattle brought to Ingushetia from the Orenburg region, Bashkortostan and Tatarstan. The first production is planned to release in November this year.
    Livestock complex for 800 head of dairy cattle with a capacity of 6 thousand tons of milk and 150 tons of meat in slaughter weight per year built in the village of Sagopshi the Malgobek district in the end of last year. The contract value of the object 703.5 million.

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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  sepheronx on Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:18 pm

    Mostly what I have been reading is Dairy, meat and egg product development. Now I am wondering about the bread industry. What I mean is I wonder if there are any major bakeries that will make large amounts of branded bread and cakes/deserts?

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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  TheArmenian on Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:57 pm

    sepheronx wrote:Mostly what I have been reading is Dairy, meat and egg product development.  Now I am wondering about the bread industry.  What I mean is I wonder if there are any major bakeries that will make large amounts of branded bread and cakes/deserts?

    Hahahahahaha...

    Sepheronx, you obviously have never been in Russia. Bread and torts (cakes) are just as Russian as vodka and caviar.

    And you think that Canadians are the "manjicakes" Laughing

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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  KomissarBojanchev on Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:16 pm

    As far as I know russia is one of the world leaders in agrucltural machinery design and innovation. What is the current status of russian agricultural technology exports. Expanding this area will be crucial in diversifying the economy. Also with it's current extreme technological expertise it shouldn't be hard for russia to create a competitor to the much hated monsanto by giving more favorable buyer terms for it's products and safer genetic modifications instead of for the sake of global profit and expl,oitation the way monsanto does.

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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  Cyberspec on Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:26 pm

    This sounds promising....


    Russia may start producing ecologically clean wheat
    March 28, 2015 Darya Kezina, RIR

    Breeders say that in the next few years Russia could begin producing a new ecologically clean type of wheat with a high concentration of mineral elements for the world market.

    Scientists at the Nemchinovka Scientific Research Institute of Agriculture in Moscow, a well known scientific breeding center, have produced special kinds of winter wheat that are supposedly superior to existing analogues in terms of its healthy contents. They can grow in less fertile regions with cool climates and yet provide higher yields than those grown in more favorable conditions. The protein content in the new varieties is two times higher than most that exist on the world market.

    continue reading at
    http://in.rbth.com/economics/2015/03/28/russia_may_start_producing_ecologically_clean_wheat_42251.html

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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  sepheronx on Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:41 pm

    KomissarBojanchev wrote:As far as I know russia is one of the world leaders in agrucltural machinery design and innovation. What is the current status of russian agricultural technology exports. Expanding this area will be crucial in diversifying the economy. Also with it's current extreme technological expertise it shouldn't be hard for russia to create a competitor to the much hated monsanto by giving more favorable buyer terms for it's products and safer genetic modifications instead of for the sake of global profit and expl,oitation the way monsanto does.

    Apparently Russia is opening up a plant for production of machine equipment for agriculture and construction in Suez Canal area Egypt.  Also, Russias larger agriculture plant owns a Canadian manufacturer that deals with both Canada and USA.

    Cyberspec wrote:This sounds promising....


    Russia may start producing ecologically clean wheat
    March 28, 2015 Darya Kezina, RIR

    Breeders say that in the next few years Russia could begin producing a new ecologically clean type of wheat with a high concentration of mineral elements for the world market.

    Scientists at the Nemchinovka Scientific Research Institute of Agriculture in Moscow, a well known scientific breeding center, have produced special kinds of winter wheat that are supposedly superior to existing analogues in terms of its healthy contents. They can grow in less fertile regions with cool climates and yet provide higher yields than those grown in more favorable conditions. The protein content in the new varieties is two times higher than most that exist on the world market.

    continue reading at
    http://in.rbth.com/economics/2015/03/28/russia_may_start_producing_ecologically_clean_wheat_42251.html

    This is very important as many regions in Siberia and far east are permafrost and thus make it semi difficult to grow anything en mass without greenhouse complexes. I remember not long ago about a cotton seeds that are modified to also work in such climates as well to make Russia also a large producer of cotton.

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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  sepheronx on Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:15 pm

    In the Krasnodar region has built a dairy and meat complex
    The company "Kuban bacon" has completed the construction of the Pavlovsk district of Krasnodar region dairy complex at 2.5 billion rubles. In the result, the project created 325 new jobs.
    The company with a complete cycle of growing and primary processing of products includes pig farm with a breeding farm and two pedigree, feeding complex, farm cattle of meat and dairy products, slaughterhouse, feed mills and dairy factories.

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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  sepheronx on Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:15 pm

    TheArmenian wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:Mostly what I have been reading is Dairy, meat and egg product development.  Now I am wondering about the bread industry.  What I mean is I wonder if there are any major bakeries that will make large amounts of branded bread and cakes/deserts?

    Hahahahahaha...

    Sepheronx, you obviously have never been in Russia. Bread and torts (cakes) are just as Russian as vodka and caviar.

    And you think that Canadians are the "manjicakes" Laughing

    Of course there are plenty of smaller bakeries and sweet shops, but never heard of anything larger. I don't doubt they exist I just don't see much news on them, that's all.

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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  Cyberspec on Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:12 am

    Ousters on the menu....

    Russian aquaculture enterprises located along the coast of the Black Sea (Krasnodar and Crimea) are ready to produce more than 1.5 million pieces of oysters in 2016 (completely satisfy Russia's demand for oysters within two years).

    There's a catch however...

    An exception has to be made to Russia's sanctions against the EU in order to procure the "seed material" to start domestic production. In the Black Sea oysters are grown from the French, Spanish and Italian planting material. The ouster larvae have to be shipped in not more than two days from sea to sea. This is apparently, possible only when purchasing material in European nurseries.

    http://alferova-yulya.livejournal.com/186723.html

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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  flamming_python on Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:21 am

    Cyberspec wrote:There's a catch however...

    An exception has to be made to Russia's sanctions against the EU in order to procure the "seed material" to start domestic production. In the Black Sea oysters are grown from the French, Spanish and Italian planting material. The ouster larvae have to be shipped in not more than two days from sea to sea. This is apparently, possible only when purchasing material in European nurseries.

    http://alferova-yulya.livejournal.com/186723.html

    I'm sure Belarus can come to the rescue for this little venture.

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    Post  Cyberspec on Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:47 am

    flamming_python wrote:I'm sure Belarus can come to the rescue for this little venture.

    As a go between?

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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  Viktor on Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:10 pm

    Nice thumbsup

    Fedorov: Russia practically ceases to depend on the import of meat to the end of the year

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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  Khepesh on Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:45 pm

    KomissarBojanchev wrote:As far as I know russia is one of the world leaders in agrucltural machinery design and innovation. What is the current status of russian agricultural technology exports. Expanding this area will be crucial in diversifying the economy. Also with it's current extreme technological expertise it shouldn't be hard for russia to create a competitor to the much hated monsanto by giving more favorable buyer terms for it's products and safer genetic modifications instead of for the sake of global profit and expl,oitation the way monsanto does.
    Still an issue with quality of machinery compared to western models. Well, fine for a basic tractor that will run and run for years, but not so for more specialised machinery. Relatives who farm in Krasnodar use Claas even tho the import tarifs are not good. But Claas work out okay as they are more reliable than Rostselmash which are made Rostov only about 200km away.

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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  sepheronx on Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:01 pm

    Rostselmash isnt the only tractor and agriculture making company in Russia. as well, they seem to be doing well enough that they own our (Canada) bigger agriculyure machine building company and even make their products here and US as well.

    They own the tractor company from my home city.

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