Vasily Golubev: "The index of production of Don agricultural products increased by 13%"
The governor Vasily Golubev informed about this on the regional agricultural holiday, which was held on November 9.
"The total gross grain harvest in the agro-industrial complex of the Rostov region, according to preliminary data, will exceed 13.2 million tons. The growth of the index of production of don agricultural products amounted to more than 13%. More than 12.3 million tons of early grain and legumes were grown and harvested - by 15.8% more than in 2016. For the second year in a row, the Rostov Region ranks first in the Russian Federation in the production of these crops, "Vasily Golubev said.
The record harvest is not the only result of the agricultural year, positive tendencies are noted in other branches of agriculture. The Rostov region ranks 5th in the Russian Federation and the second in the Southern Federal District for the production of milk. The "Don milk products" cluster was launched, the construction of the "Zhukovsky" complex was started, a milk complex is planned to be created in the Myasnikovsky district. Under the programs of grant support to farmers, our region is in the lead in the country. This year, 118 novice farmers and 15 family livestock farms received state aid.
Along with dairy cattle breeding, meat cattle breeding, poultry farming, rabbit breeding, and other areas are developing. In 2017 the production of cheeses, cream and vegetable oil, fermented milk products, processed potatoes increased. Abroad, chickpeas grown on the Don, treacle, sunflower oil, turkey are in demand.
Almost 6 billion rubles have been allocated for the development of the Don agro-industrial complex and rural areas this year. Projects are continuing to develop water and gas supply, rural roads, the network of FAPs, creating conditions for children to play sports and creativity. Over the past year the salaries of the villagers have grown by more than 8%. The governor awarded the regional awards and encouragement to the best agricultural enterprises and farmers, who achieved the highest results in the suffering-2017.
With the professional holiday of agrarians Don was congratulated by the deputy presidential envoy in the Southern Federal District Vladimir Gurba.