In the Orenburg region harvested more than 4 million tons of grain

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krauledat in photobacteria. Archival photoIn the Orenburg region harvested more than 4 million tons of grain© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krajevima the image Bank

In the Orenburg region produced over 4 million tons of grain-a record harvest over the last ten years, told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the Governor and government of Orenburg region.

According to him, the head of the region Yuri Berg appealed to the government of the Russian Federation with the request to hold grain interventions. «Assembled a large crop, good job, the agricultural sector, for the first few years there was a drought, and farmers should be able to maximize benefits to implement it. Without this, the rural economy can not develop normally» — gave the press service of the Governor.

According to the Minister of agriculture, food and processing industry of Orenburg oblast Mikhail Maslov, if the grain will be sold only at the market price, «the situation will be detrimental to local producers.» «Wheat of the third class in the intervention dispensed by 10.3 thousand rubles per ton, and the market price at the current situation about half», — the press service quoted the words of the Minister.

The area of grain crops in the region is 2.7 million hectares. The harvest is completed on 94% of the area and the average yield this season was 16 quintals per hectare.