Perhaps I will reveal a terrible secret to our government: grain – the basis of the food security of Russian regions – is collected once a year, and by the end of the next winter, its reserves usually have to be exhausted. What to do in this position flour -over? Naturally, take grain from the market. No need to have the gift of Nostradamus to anticipate the take -off of prices that will be quite artificial there. Example? The situation of instability in the All -Russian market, grain prices were twice. The result for all of us – on bread price tags in stores. And not only there.
What is in you, dear bins?
Another revelation: soon autumn, outside the windows – Augustus. In addition to the soul touching the soul, it is also the time of the most optimal grain purchases: the prices for it are minimal now. How in such a situation the real owner acts? Forget (scary to say!) about beer, will sell the last shirt, but will find funds to purchase grains for the whole long winter. Our government is still in shirts and dresses, a boycott did not declare beer and, apparently, a price deflection in the grain market from overseas beaches and hunting grounds chose not to notice.
Oh, how the leadership of the region frowns (he saw himself!), when the comparisons of Prikamye with Tatarstan or the Sverdlovsk region, in the field of construction, for example, are not in our favor, for example. But what to do if it is today and they are filling their strategic regional grain funds (SRZF) with grain, but we are not?! They are now busy in Omsk, in Altai. Moscow is no longer enough under the SRZF of its elevators, and it places stocks in other regions. And we are “walking” with elevator containers, why not offer them to the capital: the presence of its own fund is still not detected.
But why is it not, if the SRZF, according to the admission of the flourmers, is vital for every region? Perm Mukomolny Plant (PMZ), for example, has been bombarding the region’s administration, its government, regional Ministry of Agriculture by proposals for the creation of the SRZF for several years. And you think that at least at some stage, somewhere in the transition between the offices, it was considered? Whatever: Potato now in the ruling heads.
But about this later, but for now about what the SRZF is? The regional analogue of the bins of the Motherland is just a stock of grain stored in elevator containers. With them, as I said, we have a full order. Or rather – a mess: they should be filled with grain.
On PMZ alone, more than 50 thousand tons can be stored at the same time. This is a fairly large volume: all signs on so much grain can live a quarter of a year. Experts believe that such a reserve is not required in the SRZF, there is enough monthly stock. In rubles, this is about 150 million. No doubt, the money is serious, but the food security of our region is more expensive. If I am mistaken, let the governor and chairman of the regional government correct me.
Why cereal crops graze in front of the root?
One of the current priorities of the region is Perm Potatoes. It is understandable: it can be sold in other regions. If you forget about the hammering vessels of starch, given to us potatoes, the priority is certainly justified: the brand of the region, the well -fed population arrived from sales plus sales. But why cereal crops should give way to root? Why not develop them in parallel?
The reality is that over the past 70 years, the areas under grain in Prikamye have declined by a third and this process continues. Yes, wheat we do not have enough heat, but our land is able to give 20-25 centners per hectare, and in the southern regions – and 30. Compare: the average yield of wheat in Russia (with its chernozem Kuban, Stavropol, Volga, Orenuria and the Central Zone of Agriculture) – 34.7 centners. And our rye? Its quality is so excellent that we are torn off with hands. However, they sow it in the Western Urals from year to year less and less.
So I see, our Ministry of Agriculture shrugs in response to all this together: they say what you want – the market! But what happens then: the regional policy of supporting local agricultural producers is an empty phrase?