This is stated in the response to a proposal of the Ministry of industry and trade, writes "Interfax" citing a source in the financial-economic bloc of the government. The Ministry considers that there is no evidence of a significant deterioration of the financial situation of farmers and decline in consumer demand for food products.
In a letter to the Ministry of Finance statistics from the website of the Ministry of agriculture, whereby farmers increased the daily volume of milk sales by 7% (in March of last year), and the grain shipments exceeded last year's level of 52%. In addition, the inclusion of agriculture in the list of the most affected sectors will require the allocation of additional budget funds, the Finance Ministry says. This, in turn, will lead to a shortfall in budget revenues and the limitation of opportunities of financing of expenditure obligations of the state, including in social and business support.
In late may, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin during a meeting on the situation in agriculture and food industry notedthat agriculture and food industry was less affected by restrictions due to the epidemic of the coronavirus than other sectors of the economy. However, he was instructed to prepare additional measures to support farmers in terms of restrictive measures.
Previously, “Kommersant” reported that hundreds of farmers could not obtain permission to go to work, and on farm machinery has not issued a permit. According to the interviewed experts, ensuring the country's food supply is in question.
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