Friday, December 5, 2008

President draws PM's attention to problems in agriculture

In his letter to Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, President Victor Yushchenko drew her attention to problems in agriculture that had been formulated at his meeting with agrarians on November 12.

  • The most important, according to President, among these problems were:
  • reduction of prices for agricultural goods
  • insufficient financing of the Agrarian Fund
  • challenges connected with exporting large amounts of grain and sunflower seeds that are available after this year’s record harvest
  • absence of positive development in cattle breeding due to increase of imports
  • deterioration of loaning conditions for agrarians
  • foreseeing proper financing of agrarian sector in 2009 State Budget

President requested the Prime Minister to urgently examine these problems and apply proper measures to resolve them.