MINSK, 30 July (BelTA) – it is necessary to speed up the harvest campaign, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with government officials to discuss topical issues of the social and political situation on 30 July, BelTA has learned.
“Food security is a priority. This year the start of the spring sowing campaign was overdue due to weather conditions. Now the main task is to grow and preserve the harvest. Adjustments were made because of anomalous heat and showers. In order not to lose grain, we must speed up the harvest campaign. Every kilogram of grain will be worth its weight in gold,” the head of state said.
He remarked that global prices for food are increasing exponentially. “It is bad, but for us it is a chance to get a very good price for our products,” the president said.
Aleksandr Lukashenko also deemed it necessary to pay salaries to farmers on time.