Tkachev has estimated prospects of development of grain production in Russia

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Russia intends to collect not less than 120 million tons of grain a year, said Tuesday at the Commission of the Federation Council on agriculture the Minister of agriculture of the Russian Federation Alexander Tkachev.

«If we can hold this level (gathering of the great harvest of grain — ed.), what factors depend on — the weather, the culture of agriculture; but our task is a matter of prestige, a matter of honor — don’t fall (harvest — ed.) below 120 million tons,» — said Tkachev.

«Moreover, we will develop plans together with science — we need to increase the volume of the grain, improve soil fertility, to attract to the rotation of the new earth,» — said the Minister.

Earlier, first Deputy head of the Ministry of agriculture Dzhambulat Hatuov declared that in current year Russia can collect a record harvest of grain — more than 130 million tons, which will be an absolute record for all time, including the Soviet period. It is planned to export 45 million grain 35 wheat.