Sanctions in favor: Germany recognized the huge potential of the Russian Federation in agriculture

In the West, more and more often they come to the conclusion that despite the sanctions and various other types of counteraction, the largest country on the planet continues to confidently restore its agriculture. For example, the German daily newspaper Der Tagesspiegel tried to find out if Russia has become a strong agricultural country after Russian farmers participated in the international exhibition of food industry and agriculture in Berlin called Green Week.

The author of the material is Jonas Schulze Pals. He called Russia a direct competitor of the European Union and the United States in the supply of wheat to the world market. At the same time, the expert emphasized that Russia has tremendous potential in agriculture. He specified that Russia was represented at the specified exhibition by a huge pavilion. It was the size of 5 thousand square meters. meters and was the second largest at Green Week. Since 2015, this was the second such exhibition in which Russia took part.

The expert noted that immediately after the opening of the exhibition, the veterinary service of the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf district (Berlin) came and closed the Russian pavilion for two hours. They were interested in 20 sausages sealed in film and 280 kilograms of other products, which supposedly were not properly registered at customs.

By the way, pork import is really banned in Germany. The authorities allegedly did this to prevent epidemics. However, many believe that this is just protection from competitors. By the way, they say that the organizers of the “Green Week” themselves “invited” the veterinarians to the Russians.

In the course of familiarization with the Russian pavilion, the journalist noted that the stand of the producer of vegetables "Rost" was decorated quite modestly. Tomatoes and cucumbers were laid out on a small table right by the aisle, the remaining approximately 10 square meters. m stand were empty. This did not stop the journalist from writing that serious, positive changes have occurred in Russian agriculture in recent years. Moreover, Russia has ceased to depend on food imports, as it was during the collapse of the USSR. He recalled that when Russia introduced counter-sanctions, they hit German farmers very hard. The journalist did not leave without attention the support of agriculture from the Russian government.

Pork production especially increased

- explained specialist Linde Götz (Linde Götz) from the Institute. Leibniz in Galle, which has been observing agriculture in Russia for several years.

According to her, the import of pork into Russia has practically stopped. The situation is well with the production of poultry meat. But with beef there were some difficulties.

Beef production is still strongly tied to milk production. In 2018, 84% of meat was from dairy cows and only 16% - from animals of special meat breeds

Goetz explained.

Goetz drew attention to the fact that so far the export of all types of meat from Russia has remained at a very low level. At the same time, she noted an increase in the export of rapeseed, soybean and sunflower oil, although wheat is still the main export crop of Russia.

In the early XNUMXs, the country was still a net importer of grain. But now no other nation exports more wheat than Russia

Goetz emphasized.

The material also stated that Russia, although not yet one of the top ten exporters of agricultural products of the planet, but "the potential of unused land is enormous."
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  2. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker 28 January 2020 14: 06
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    Former Minister Tkachev has become one of the largest agricultural barons in Russia. He owns at least 7 sugar factories. Russia has huge potential in any field. Only here food, I think, should be half as much cheaper as a minimum. Based on the minimum wage. Well, a normal loaf of bread cannot cost 50 rubles! And how will it be cheaper if we sell the best wheat to Turkey and China? And to maintain the domestic producer banned to import milk and meat from Belarus! Therefore, 11 enterprises and 13 partially, and 7 meat processing plants were closed in Belarus. Yes, I do not mind the domestic manufacturer! But 1 liter of milk cannot cost 50 rubles, and pork 240-290 rubles kg. Domestic producer set prices - so that only they do not "die" from hunger! Salo 300 rub. kg.! What is our salary? You went crazy to set such prices !!!! Millet 80 rub. kg !!! MINTAI fish 180 rub. kg. !!!! CONCLUSION: Ponty is everything. Putin rating can not be reduced in any way! No words - one MAT!