The Minister of Agriculture Policy and Food Supply of Ukraine Mykola Prysiazhniuk gave the press conference to the journalists today, May 11. The mass media workers were interested in the further destiny of state farms, which are currently in a deplorable condition, on which the Minister replied unequivocally: it will start work only when the land gets the real owner.
Also Prysiazhniuk was asked of the state of the animals’ protection program. The Minister said that now it is on the stage of counting the total cattle number in Ukraine and when it finishes the state will encourage the animals supplement. It is already decided that the cattle owners will pay extra one thousand hryvnia per year for one animal that has to encourage people to get involved into the animal husbandry.
Moreover, journalists were interested in how Trascarpathian region showed itself today, after the recent sharp public criticism of Governor Alexandr Ledyda for the low indexes by Mykola Azarov. Mykola Prysiazhniuk said that Azarov did nit criticized Ledyda, but expressed his remarks and suggestions. Currently, according to the chief country agrarian, the head of the Transcarpathian Regional Administration submitted already reports about his work and indexes across the region are very good.
Alexandr Ledyda stated during the press conference that today’s meeting with the regions farmers was very productive. The farmers remained satisfied with the fact that they had an opportunity to hear the Minister and ask him the most troubling questions. In particular, the region winemakers have heard the calming news that the Ministry has already submitted the proposal to reduce the license cost or to calculate its cost from the production level to the Cabinet of Ministers. It is considered by many private winemakers that this will allow to expand the production across the country and restore the Transcarpathia image as a wine region.