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Valentina Buliga: « 2012 for agriculture will be heavy »

2012 agricultural year, predictably, will be heavy, but the problem of food security of the country should not be exaggerated, the minister of work, social protection and Valentine Buliga`s family has declared.  
 
According to the minister, as a result of absence of deposits in August and autumn of 2011 two thirds of crops rapsa and third of crops of wheat and barley have suffered. Frosts also have affected crops, however generally agricultural crops have been covered from a bad weather under a snow layer. While, however, anything with confidence it is impossible to confirm.  
 
Vasily Bumakov has reminded that in 2011 has been cleaned 770 thousand tons of wheat, and in 2011 – 833 thousand tons, from which about 40 percent – food wheat. Having covered needs of internal consumption, it is possible to export 200 thousand tons of wheat.
 
- During the current year the Ministry of Agriculture and the food-processing industry expects a smaller crop. Clearly that we will not export wheat in 2012, - the official ascertained .  
 
As to needs of internal consumption, those of 240 thousand tons of food wheat which it is planned to clean, will be added also by 50 thousand tons from the state reserve. By the end of this month the state reserves will replenish with 10 thousand more tons of wheat of a crop of 2011 which will be bought in the local market. Besides, monthly to Moldova it is imported 2 - 3 thousand tons of a qualitative flour.  
 
- the Necessary quantity for hlebopechenija will be. However it is not necessary to wait for easy year. Agricultural manufacturers need money for purchase diztopliva, fertilizers, other production for care of plants which for 90 percent it is imported, and export of wheat which gives this money, at us will not be , - the Minister of Agriculture and the food-processing industry has warned .
 
From the budget it is allocated more than 20 million leev for wheat purchase. Manufacturers can submit the demands till February, 29th, 10. 30, in Agency of material reserves, to the address: Kolumna 118/ 1, kab. 25. The additional information can be received by phone: 24 - 33 - 66, 24 - 33 - 78. The auctions will take place on February, 29th, in 11. 00.