The government will select effective agricultural equipment


Government Commission on legislative activities taking into account the discussion has approved the bill to determine the effectiveness of agricultural machinery and equipment introduced into by the Ministry of Agriculture.  

As noted on the website of the Government of the Russian Federation, the bill will allow agricultural producers, having information about the results of determining the efficiency of agricultural machinery in relation to the specific operating conditions, significantly reduce the risks when it is selected.  

The bill proposes to add to article 15 of the Federal Law “On the development of agriculture” provisions requiring that the federal executive body exercising functions of public policy and legal regulation in the sphere of agriculture, organizes the work to determine the effectiveness of agricultural machinery and equipment and their functional characteristics (consumer properties). Performance indicators are taken into account while providing the government support.



Russian Machine Manufacturers Refused the Help of the State

Manufacturers of agricultural machinery have refused to participate in the program of the industry subsidizing while it is not changed. The letter was signed by the heads of “Rosagromash”, ” Rostselmash Combine Factory”, “Tractor Plants” Concern, Petersburg Tractor Plant “Kormmash” and others. The document states that the members of the association of manufacturers of agricultural machinery cannot begin work on the subsidy program. The program for manufacturers of agricultural equipment was approved in the end of December 2012. The state compensates machine manufacturers 15 percent of the price of equipment, if they comply with the conditions of the program. In 2013 $ 2.3 billion will be allocated for these purposes. Only the Russian companies which produce the most part of the components in the country can become members of the program.