The Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Tatarstan discussed plans for the purchase of mineral fertilizers

8 November 2021, Monday

Today, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Tatarstan held a videoconference meeting on plans for the purchase of mineral fertilizers with the participation of Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Oksana Lut, First Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Tatarstan Nail Zalakov and Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Tatarstan Ildus Gabdrakhmanov.

"The government has developed an action plan to provide our industry with mineral fertilizers. The main document that was adopted is a quantitative restriction on the export of mineral fertilizers from December 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022 Our task is to ensure that noagricultural producer is left without fertilizers," Oksana Lut said.

She also noted that a special chatbot will be launched soon. He will accept all questions and complaints related to the purchase of mineral fertilizers. In addition, manufacturing plants will publish current prices for fertilizers on their official resources, which will allow agricultural producers to make an approximate spending plan.

In the afternoon, Ildus Gabdrakhmanov held a meeting with heads of the departments of agriculture and food and investors, where the algorithm of actions for providing the 2022 sowing campaign with mineral fertilizers was presented step by step.

Already tomorrow, USCIP should submit to the Ministry an updated volume of purchases of mineral fertilizers in the context of each agricultural formation for December - May. The Ministry will send a consolidated application to the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia in the context of suppliers by types of nitrogen and nitrogen-containing fertilizers. "The main thing in this issue is that the regions must provide a complete sample of the declared volumes. For example, we announced 50 thousand tons for December, and we will buy only 30 thousand tons. This will lead to big problems," Ildus Gabdrakhmanov said. In case of absence of the applications, agricultural companies will be forced to purchase fertilizers on the stock exchange, where they expect completely different prices.

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