Minister of Agriculture shares nationwide harvest estimates


Agriculture Minister R.Burmaa introduced the preliminary estimates for the nation’s crop harvest during Tuesday’s cabinet meeting.
According to the ministry’s data, farmers will harvest 265,000 tons of wheat, 252,3000 tons of grain, 117,300 tons of potato, 75,300 tons of vegetables, 28,700 tons of oil plants, and 53,900 tons of fodder.
Due to drought in agricultural regions, a substantial amount of crops were lost this year. Minister R.Burmaa said that 49,900 hectares of crops were lost nationwide, and only 53.7 percent of the planned harvest will be collected this year.
Around 252,300 tons of wheat is expected to be sent to stockyards, of which 241,000 tons is expected to be viable yield. Some 29,400 tons from the wheat harvest will be used for next year’s planting, 4,200 tons will be dedicated to the national reserve, 12,600 tons for animal feed, 9,000 tons for alcohol and spirit factories, and 186,200 tons of wheat will be supplied to flour factories.
An additional 27,000 tons of grain and wheat is available from the farmer’s support fund.
According to the Minister, Mongolia needs approximately 320,000 tons of wheat for its yearly consumption, but this year’s harvest is expected to be 106,000 tons short.
After the preliminary harvest estimation report, Minister R.Burmaa was made responsible for full preparation of this year’s harvest.

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