Medvedev Says: No threat of food deficit in Russia…

Medvedev Checking Food Prices...

There is no threat of a food deficit in Russia despite the recent drought, The President of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, said during a meeting of the State Council on domestic food market policies in Saratov (Volga region).

Medvedev promised to get control of speculative food prices and added that even according to the most pessimistic forecasts, Russia’s grain harvest this year is expected at no less than 60 million tons, including carryover stocks of 21-25 million tons.

“This is more than enough to meet our demands in food and feed grain”, Mr. Medvedev said.

The Russian President urged the government and the regional authorities to supervise food prices.  Original Source: Voice of Russia

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