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President insists on establishing a single grain holding company

“In favorable times grain producers want to be self-reliable; and in time of trouble they ask for help, at the same time demanding the government not to intervene”, President believes.

President insists on establishing a single grain holding company
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Kazakhstan Agriculture Ministry suggested fuel prices for sowing campaign

Agriculture Ministry suggests that diesel fuel price for the spring sowing campaign stands at $0.54 per liter for agricultural producers.

Kazakhstan Agriculture Ministry suggested fuel prices for sowing campaign
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Kazakhstan Agriculture Ministry urges construction of grain storage facilities

Ban of export subsidies is one of the requirements for entering the WTO. It is possible to negotiate a 3-year transition period that we can use for development of the infrastructure for production and export of grain: Umiryayev.

Kazakhstan Agriculture Ministry urges construction of grain storage facilities
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Kazakhstan to expand grain storage facilities

The plan is to expand grain elevators by 1.5 million tons in 2012-2014.

Kazakhstan to expand grain storage facilities
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Beginning of 2013 will be difficult for Central Asian countries

The beginning of 2013 will be difficult for Central Asian countries because of this year’s drought in the grain-yielding regions of the world.

Beginning of 2013 will be difficult for Central Asian countries
Krymbek Kusherbayev. Photo courtesy of vesti.kz
It is not quite reasonable to place excessive bets on grain exports: Kazakhstan’s Vice PM Krymbek Kusherbayev

Earlier Tengrinews.kz reported that this year’s grain harvest is twice lower than that of 2011.

It is not quite reasonable to place excessive bets on grain exports: Kazakhstan’s Vice PM Krymbek Kusherbayev
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This year’s grain harvest is twice lower than last year’s

According to the Agriculture Ministry, the gross weight of grain after primary processing stands at 12.3 million tons.

This year’s grain harvest is twice lower than last year’s
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Drought halves Kazakh grain harvest

The grain harvest in Kazakhstan almost halved this year following a severe drought.

Drought halves Kazakh grain harvest
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Kazakhstan harvested 12 million tons of grain

According to the State Agency for Statistics, grain production in Kazakhstan in 2011 totaled 26.9 million tons (net weight).

Kazakhstan harvested 12 million tons of grain
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2011-2012 marketing year grain exports total 12.7 million tons

According to the Ministry’s Press Service, flour exports for the period totaled 2.6 million tons.

2011-2012 marketing year grain exports total 12.7 million tons
Photo courtesy of megapolis.kz
Kazakhstan farmers call for state of emergency

Kazakhstan farmers have sent a letter to the government and President asking to declare the state of emergency in several regions of the country.

Kazakhstan farmers call for state of emergency
Photo by Danial Okassov©
Kazakhstan Temir Zholy secured record shipment of 8.5m tons of grain

Representatives of involved companies and authorities discussed arrangement of transportation of Kazakhstan's new grain.

Kazakhstan Temir Zholy secured record shipment of 8.5m tons of grain
Tengrinews.kz stock photo
Kazakhstan has thrashed 4 million tons of grain

The country has harvested grain in 39.6% of the area under crops.

Kazakhstan has thrashed 4 million tons of grain
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Kazakhstan anticipating 13 million tons of grain this summer

According to the Agriculture Ministry, the grain export potential for the 2012-2013 marketing year is estimated at 12 million tons.

Kazakhstan anticipating 13 million tons of grain this summer
Photo courtesy of akorda.kz
Nazarbayev gave instructions to heads of Kazakhstan's grain-growing regions

Nursultan Nazarbayev held a meeting with Akims (Governors) of Akmola, Kostanay, Pavlodar and North-Kazakhstan oblasts at Borovoye resort.

Nazarbayev gave instructions to heads of Kazakhstan's grain-growing regions
Kazakhstan's First Vice Prime-Minister Serik Akhmetov. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Kazakhstan will widely implement water-saving technologies

First Vice Prime-Minister Serik Akhmetov decided that this technology is vital during his trip to drought-ridden Kostanay oblast.

Kazakhstan will widely implement water-saving technologies
Tengrinews.kz stock photo
Drought killed the wheat harvest at 7 thousand hectares in South-Kazakhstan oblast

The damage will not threaten the food security of the oblast, agriculture department promises.

Drought killed the wheat harvest at 7 thousand hectares in South-Kazakhstan oblast
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Kazakhstan asking China for quota to supply 1 million tons of grain

Managing Director of Food Contracted Corportation Marat Saissenov made the suggestion at the meeting of sub-commission of Kazakhstan-Chinese Cooperation Commission.

Kazakhstan asking China for quota to supply 1 million tons of grain
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353 thousand hectares of grain written off because of drought in Kazakhstan

The drought especially severely effected grain crops in Kostanay oblast where only 18 percent of the crops can be saved: Minister.

353 thousand hectares of grain written off because of drought in Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstan won’t introduce ban on grain exports despite drought

Given the drought, the gross grain harvest is expected at 14 million tons, with the average yield making up 8.7 metric centners per hectare.

Kazakhstan won’t introduce ban on grain exports despite drought