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Grain harvesting is nearly completed in the fields of Nizhny Novgorod region
Grain harvesting is nearly completed in the fields of Nizhny Novgorod region, informs the regional Ministry of agriculture and food resources.
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According to the Ministry of agriculture of the Nizhny Novgorod fields compressed 538,3 thousand ha (99.4%) crops harvested 1162,7 thousand tons of grain at an average yield of 21.6 C/ha.

The grain harvest continues. Only in 2018 is planned to collect about 1 million 200 thousand tons of grain.

"The expected gross grain harvest will completely cover the needs of the region in seeds, food and fodder grain, — said acting Minister of agriculture and food resources of Nizhny Novgorod region Vladimir Barkhatov. This year the quality of the grain is higher than in the past. The share of milling grain over last year's figures".

As reported in the regional Ministry of agriculture, in recent years, residents of the Nizhny Novgorod region began to consume more products of the cereals.

The consumption of grain products (bread, pasta in terms of flour, cereals and legumes) in 2017 amounted to 111 kg per capita per year. The consumption of grain products has increased over the last 10 years (2007) to 14 kg per person per year.

According to authorities, due to the fact that the citizens were more likely to enter in the diet of cereals (oats, barley, buckwheat), as well as foods fortified with micronutrients (iodized salt, vitamin-mineral mixture) and grasses.

We will remind, the head of the Nizhny Novgorod region Gleb Nikitin instructed to increase the state support for the preparation for the sowing campaign almost 200 million rubles to 1.4 billion rubles. These tools farmers could use to purchase fuel and lubricants, seeds, fertilizers, spare parts for agricultural machinery and other necessary expenses.

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