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One of the largest in the region, the Astrakhan Canning Company will begin production and supplying frozen broccoli and cauliflower to the Russian market by next season, increasing the overall share of locally grown frozen products available on the market, as confirmed by General Director Khalid Al Khulaif.

General Director of AgroRegion Alexander Lazarev announced that the construction of a vegetable store house, which is expected to be the largest in Europe, has been delayed due to the unstable financial situation in Russia.

Russia's temporary ban on the entry of seed potatoes has provoked a surge of intensive development in domestic seed production and plant breeding. Scientific institutions, state enterprises and private companies have set out to create a variety of potatoes that have both an appealing taste and high yield, as well as varieties resistant to various diseases and pests. However, farmers consider this to be putting the cart before the horse, as the saying goes, because pre-existing issues with storage facilities in Russia could leave the increase in crops rotting in outdated storage facilities.

According to TASS, quoting Mina Shibzukhov, the general director of Prokhladnoye, a modern and large vegetable-storage facility, the size of which surpasses any currently in Europe, will begin operations and production this summer.

The Ministry of Agriculture Industry of the Sverdlovsk Oblast is supporting new agricultural projects to increase food security in the region. The Deputy Minister of the agro-industrial complex and regional production, Sergey Sharapov, said that current number of local enterprises is not able to produce enough vegetables, but the implementation of new agricultural projects could change that.

An investment project to construct vegetable storage complexes became a topic of discussion last week during the business forum "Entrepreneur Day" in Rostock, Germany.

Investment company Nalbantoglu announced its intentions to carry out a greenhouse enterprise and logistics complex along this month alongside the city of Volzhsky. Fifty hectares ( about 124 acres ) of land are to be allocated to the project.

The Krasnodar Region will be implementing a project that will take into account the positive experiences and the modern developments of its Turkish and Dutch colleagues to create a network that will provide its own local products and resorts.

First Deputy of the Saratov Oblast's Ministry of Agriculture, Kudashova Nadezhda, discussed the increases in the production of vegetable canned goods in the region with FruitNews.

Ulyanovsk's Governor Sergey Morozov visited the vegetable-producing enterprise JSC Teplichnoye this week to examine the company's new irrigation system and infrastructure.

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