One million tons of wheat collected in Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, June 18 / Trend G. Hasanov /
One million tons of wheat was received by the Turkmenistan procurement stations the Ministry of Agriculture of Turkmenistan said on Tuesday.
'Reaching this high boundary gives us confidence that the farmers will cope with the main target of the 2013 harvest season, will clean the entire rich harvest of grain without any losses and deliver to the granaries 1,600,000 tons of selected grains', the statement read.
This year the country's grain wedge is 860,000 hectares and the harvest continues. More than 1,880 Case, New Holland, John Deere and CLAAS brand combine harvesters are operating.
In 2010 Turkmenistan started to export food grains. In particular, out of the crop that was grown in the country at that time through the State Commodity and Raw Materials Exchange of Turkmenistan 150,000 tons of wheat were sold on the foreign market and 30,000 tons were sold on the domestic market.
Last year the Turkmengallaonumleri (Turkmenhleboprodukty) state association was allowed to sell 300,000 tons of wheat on foreign markets from the volume of the harvest of 2011 which exceeded the domestic needs.
'In general, all these are an eloquent confirmation of a successful solution to the challenges on the abundance of food in the country including completely meeting the needs of the domestic market by making bread from our own production', the State news service Turkmen dovlet khabarlary ( TDH) wrote in its comments on Tuesday.
Turkmengallaonumleri carries out the payment for grain farmers for the harvest through the local branches of the State commercial bank Daykhanbank.
According to a published presidential decree, the State Commission for the conduct of the 2013 grain harvest was created in Turkmenistan.
In 2012, more than 1,200,000 tons of wheat was harvested in the country.