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02 August 2022, 17:48

Belarus' grain procurement order set for 800,000t in 2022

MINSK, 2 August (BelTA) - The Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry has published a working plan for the harvest of grain and leguminous crops in 2022. The document has been posted on the official website of the Agriculture and Food Ministry, BelTA has learned.

The working plan provides for the harvest of grain and leguminous crops, excluding grain maize, from 2,188,200 hectares. Agricultural organizations will have to harvest rye from 339,800 hectares, wheat from 763,800 hectares, triticale from 406,700 hectares, barley from 376,800 hectares, oats from 140,600 hectares, millet from 12,400 hectares, buckwheat from 34,600 hectares and grain legumes from 113,500 hectares.

Belarusian agricultural organizations are set to crop 26,100 hectares of potatoes, 381,300 hectares of colza and coleseed, 92,200 hectares of sugar beet, 44,300 hectares of flax, and 314,500 hectares of grain maize.

The procurement plan for 2022 will make up 811,400 tonnes of grain, 3.1 million tonnes of sugar beet, 100,000 tonnes of malting barley, 85,000 tonnes of colza oilseeds, and 20,000 tonnes of flax fiber.

The country has 2,041 grain cleaning and drying complexes and 914 separately standing dryers for this year's harvesting season. For the period of harvesting grain and leguminous crops (July-September) agricultural organizations will require 259,000 tonnes of diesel fuel, 17,000 tonnes of gasoline, and Br829.7 million to purchase fuel and lubricants.

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