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Russia Ups Dairy Support in 2016

  • 26 Jan 10:15

Russia Ups Dairy Support in 2016 Russia's Agriculture minister Alexander Tkachev promised extra money for the country's dairy industry during the recent 'Agrofarm 2016' event. Mr Tkachev said that the state support of the dairy industry is unprecedented, and it is necessary to achieve self-sufficiency for 90 per cent of milk production. State support of the dairy industry in 2016 increased by almost half to about 30 billion rubles. "We need to build a new dairy complex, support the development of family livestock farms and to increase the productivity of dairy cattle," he said. Mr Tkachevdrew attention to the issues that limit the growth rate of the domestic. Read more...