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Eight farms in the Stavropol region are expecting to harvest a combined total of 200 tonnes of strawberries this season. This volume could be a new record for the region, which harvested 100 tonnes of strawberries last year.

Looking back on the week, there were efforts to continue establishing a trade network with Lebanon and production increases in some of Russia's regions.

During the forum "Bridging Foreign Trade: Turkey – a Country of Peace", representative of the Chamber of Commerce of the Stavropol Oblast Vitaly Titov reached an agreement on fruit and vegetable supplies with representatives from Turkey, according to a report published by Interfax-Yug.

In a press release the Governor of the Stavropol Krai said that despite the political-economic situation, work on the Italian-led greenhouse project continues.

A specialized group of companies, to be located in Russia's North Caucasus Region, will be overseeing agricultural projects aimed at import substitution, according to a report by Interfax-Russia.ru.

This announcement was published in a press report from X5 Retail Group. RC Rostov in the Aksay district of the Rostov Oblast is a class "A" structure. The area of the complex is 30.2 thousand square meters with space for as many as 260 vehicles per day.

The mayor of the Stavropol Krai, Vladimir Vladimirov, said in a press release that in 2015 the amount of state support for the regional Agro-Industrial Complex will increase by 85.7 percent as part of the new strategic plan to increase import substitution, according to a report by Interfax-Yug.

The area of greenhouses in the Stavropol area is to reach about 1,000 hectares ( about 2,471. 1 acres ) by 2020 and is to increase the area's potential to grow fresh, quality produce, even in the offseason, according to Interfax-Yug, quoting First Deputy Prime Minister of the Stavropol Territory, Nikolaya Velikdanya.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin headed a conference dedicated to answering questions regarding the development of agriculture in Stavropol on June 18. Also in attendance was the presidential envoy to the North Caucasus Federal District, Sergey Melikov, and Russia's Minister of Agriculture, Nikolai Fedorov, as well as the representatives of other Russian regions, state agencies and structures.

As earlier published on the region's web page stapravda.ru, the first convention of the newly reorganized Association of Farmers and Agricultural Cooperatives of Russia was held on June 10 and attracted high-ranking agrarian officials such as Alexander Martychev, regional minister of agriculture, and Nikolai Sasin, who is authorized by the governor of the Stavropol Region to protect the rights of entrepreneurs, as well as representatives of other departments.

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