I have talked extensively about the increase in agriculture production over the years in Russia. In fact I recently had a post about John Deere and her new production plant in Russia. “The Underline of Russia is Pointing at Increase in Food Production…” Now I would like to present another tidbit of information:
Russia is likely to produce 5.3 mln tonnes of beet white sugar in the 2011/12 harvest for which harvesting started recently, which is significantly higher than a previous estimate of 4.0-4.2 mln tonnes, the Russian Sugar Producers Union said. The new forecast is based on current average beet yields of 40 tonnes a ha and a cultivated area of 1.29 mln ha.
With annual domestic consumption estimated at 5.4 mln tonnes, the new forecast means that the country will already be nearly self-sufficient on its own beet sugar supply. Given that Russia has also raised its refining of imported raw cane sugar in 2011 sugar stocks in the country at the end of this year are likely to total 4 mln tonnes. Read More
This hits home to Sveta and I because we sometimes stop on the way home from the village and raid a sugar beet field (We bad thieves!). We pass field after field of them during certain parts of the trip and the temptation is just too much for a good treat. We only take two or three beets but they are so good boiled and buttered…
Yes I see a huge increase in putting old defunct Soviet farm land back in service and it is very obvious as we travel Russia that big money has been spent to make Russia much more self-reliant than reliant on others. The first few trips that I took in Russia 5 years ago was a much different picture than what you see now traveling…
Farming! That is change you can believe in…
Windows to Russia!
- The Underline of Russia is Pointing at Increase in Food Production… (windowstorussia.com)
- Medvedev observes sugar beet harvest in Kuban holding (news.windowstorussia.com)
- Grain harvesting underway in all Russian regions, 40 mln tonnes procured (news.windowstorussia.com)