Lipetsk export of agricultural products has doubled in 2018

© RIA Novosti / Taisiya to Torontovisit in fotosensibilizatora productsLipetsk export of agricultural products has doubled in 2018© RIA Novosti / Taisiya to Torontovisit the image Bank

. Lipetsk farmers exported products and raw materials in the amount of 215,156 thousand dollars in the first nine months of this year, which is two times more than in the same period last year, according to the press service of the regional administration.

«The record was the current year for the collection of oilseeds, for the first time in the history of the area was obtained 645 thousand tons. In this regard, the expected production of vegetable oils in 2018 will amount to 250 thousand tons, which is 1.7 times higher than last year. Also for the first time collected 108 thousand tons of soybeans.

The yield was 15.1 centners from hectare», — stated in the message.

Actively develop greenhouse agriculture. Thus, according to the press service, Lipetsk oblast — the leader of the Central Federal district on the cultivation of greenhouse vegetables and ranks third in Russia by this indicator. In greenhouses of the region since the beginning of the year produced more than 65 thousand tons of cucumbers and tomatoes. This year we have introduced 21.4 acres of greenhouses, the total area reached 105 hectares. Farmers suggest that before the end of 2018, the collection of vegetables in greenhouses will exceed 75 thousand tons.

Their products Lipetsk oblast exports to the countries of Central Asia and the Baltic States, Israel, Belarus, China, USA, Netherlands, Switzerland, Slovakia, Mongolia and other countries.

«Agriculture today has become one of the most technologically advanced and innovative sectors of the regional economy, confirming the high position our region as one of the leading Russian producers of agricultural products», — the press service quoted the words of the acting head of the regional administration Igor Artamonov.