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.
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.
This agricultural year is spent amid drought conditions. This is happening not only in our country, but also in Russia, U.S. and Europe: Nazarbayev.
There will be no problem with grain supplies to the country’s regions; flour and bread prices will not grow: Kazakhstan Agriculture Ministry.
To support small agricultural producers, Kazakhstan Agriculture Ministry offers to purchase cheap harvesting equipment at discount rates: Ministry.
29 million tons of grain was harvested last year and 10.8 million tons are currently stored in the elevators and grain reception centers.
Wheat harvest in Ukraine may be 37 percent less than last year in 2012, and a 36 percent drop in Kazakhstan's harvest is expected as well.
Current monthly grain exports stand at 1 million tons with flour exports standing at 300 000 tons.
According to the Agriculture Minister, in October grain exports made up 600 000 tons. Plans are there to export 8 million tons to traditional markets.
Nursultan Nazarbayev made an address to agricultural workers of the country on the occasion of completion of the harvesting and a record grain harvest.
As of today grain has been harvested in 99.7% of the area under grain, with 29.3 million tons thrashed so far.
Grain has been reaped from 98.3% of the area under crops.
Starting from November Kazakhstan will boost grain exports to 1-1.2 million tons a month.
Russian grain traders fear competitors from Kazakhstan with record bumper harvest.
We are planning to export about 1 million tons of grain a month starting from October; the task has already been set for Kazakhstan Temir Zholy: Minister.
The President gave very clear instructions to the Government, Ministries, governors, agricultural producers and provided both opportunities and resources for collecting the bumper harvest and preserving it: Massimov.
- Kazakhstan Temir Zholy
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
- Karim Masimov
- Karim Massimov