“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.
Agriculture Ministry suggests that diesel fuel price for the spring sowing campaign stands at $0.54 per liter for agricultural producers.
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.
The plan is to expand grain elevators by 1.5 million tons in 2012-2014.
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.
Earlier Tengrinews.kz reported that this year’s grain harvest is twice lower than that of 2011.
According to the Agriculture Ministry, the gross weight of grain after primary processing stands at 12.3 million tons.
The grain harvest in Kazakhstan almost halved this year following a severe drought.
According to the State Agency for Statistics, grain production in Kazakhstan in 2011 totaled 26.9 million tons (net weight).
According to the Ministry’s Press Service, flour exports for the period totaled 2.6 million tons.
Kazakhstan farmers have sent a letter to the government and President asking to declare the state of emergency in several regions of the country.
Representatives of involved companies and authorities discussed arrangement of transportation of Kazakhstan's new grain.
The country has harvested grain in 39.6% of the area under crops.
According to the Agriculture Ministry, the grain export potential for the 2012-2013 marketing year is estimated at 12 million tons.
Nursultan Nazarbayev held a meeting with Akims (Governors) of Akmola, Kostanay, Pavlodar and North-Kazakhstan oblasts at Borovoye resort.
First Vice Prime-Minister Serik Akhmetov decided that this technology is vital during his trip to drought-ridden Kostanay oblast.
The damage will not threaten the food security of the oblast, agriculture department promises.
Managing Director of Food Contracted Corportation Marat Saissenov made the suggestion at the meeting of sub-commission of Kazakhstan-Chinese Cooperation Commission.
The drought especially severely effected grain crops in Kostanay oblast where only 18 percent of the crops can be saved: Minister.
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.