Kazakhstan to expect increase grain earnings by twice
Astana. September 6. Kazakhstan Today - Kazakhstan expects to increase the earnings of grain twice in the current marketing year. The export earnings from crop of the last marketing year made $1.2 billion. "Considering the market condition in 2007/2008, the income from realization of grain can increase by twice as much," the President of Food Contract Corporation Ruslan Azimov stated at the press conference on Wednesday. The Ministry of Agriculture is certain that "the crop of 2007 will be higher than last year's." "As of today, 6.7 million tons have been collected, 33 % have been threshed," R. Azimov informed. This year the area under crops in the Republic has made 18 915.5 thousand hectares, that is by 2.9 % more than last year. In 2006, grain yield in Kazakhstan made 18.5 million tons in bunker weight, 16.2 million - after refinery.
Resourse: Kazakhstan Today