The volume of commercial milk production has grown to 23.5 million tons, almost a million tons of dairy products were exported – the XII Congress of the National Union of Milk Producers of Russia (Soyuzmoloko) summed up the results of 2020.
The Congress participants also discussed the challenges of 2021, prospects for development of the dairy business in the new economic conditions, as well as current government support measures, relations with retail chains and credit institutions, and outlined a plan for the next steps.
Dmitriy Patrushev, Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation attended the event. He noted that in 2020 dairy industry of the Russian Federation showed the best result over the past 10 years. The Ministry of Agriculture expects further positive dynamics and expects milk production in 2021 to reach not less than 32.6 million tons. It will be easier to achieve this with the help of the state.
According to the head of the Ministry of Agriculture, in 2020, 28.3 billion rubles were allocated as state support for milk and dairy producers in the form of subsidies, soft loans, reimbursement of part of capital costs and grants. In 2021, all the existing state support measures will be retained.