In the Lipetsk region, Putin will discuss the problems of agriculture

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krauledat in fotomontage harvest. Archival photoIn the Lipetsk region, Putin will discuss the problems of agriculture© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krajevima the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin in Lipetsk region will discuss issues of Russian agriculture.

As reported earlier, press Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov, the focus is on consumer cooperatives and interacting with them, on summing up the results of harvesting, and the development of industries.

Putin will arrive in Usman in the Lipetsk region. This is a small urban settlement with a population of about 20 thousand people. According to open sources, there is pig-breeding complex, a plant for the production of sunflower oil and a bakery.

Consumer cooperative as a form of business is between commercial and non-profit organizations. It can include both physical and legal persons. The operation of the relevant structures is regulated by the Civil code and the law «On consumer cooperation». Among the problems of development of agricultural consumer cooperatives – challenges in education and in the management of such organizations, the problems in obtaining Bank loans and high rates on them.

Record year

In the current year is budgeted for implementation of the state program of development of agriculture 242 billion rubles, which is 8% higher than last year. The Ministry of Finance prepared the draft Federal budget for 2018 included a provision on this programme is only 222 billion rubles, while Putin ordered to allocate the industry $ 20 billion.

Russia this year expects a record grain harvest at the level of 130 million tons, while the wheat harvest may reach of 81.4 million tons. Grain export capacity in the year 2017-2018 marketing year at 53.5 million tonnes. It allows to count on the world leader in the export of wheat during this period.

According to the agriculture Ministry, Russia from July 1, 2017, as of October 1, exported (excluding trade with the countries of the Eurasian economic Union) 12,695 million tons of grain (20.3% more than in the same period last year), including 9,462 million tons of wheat and meslin (an increase of 12.5%). Grain exports last season totaled 35,474 million tons, including 27,075 million tons of wheat.

By the end of 2017, according to the Minister of agriculture Alexander Tkachev, the expected reduction in the growth rate of agricultural production from 4.8% in 2016 to 1.5-2%.