Belaya Dacha invests 1 billion rubles in salad production in Novorossiysk

Belaya Dacha has started construction in Novorossiysk of the first stage of the Salads from the Sea production complex for growing head lettuces in irrigated open ground and baby salads in tunnel film greenhouses. A company representative told Vedomosti about this. The project itself will be implemented on an area of ​​850 hectares, its design…

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Vegetarian food has risen by up to 30% due to logistics problems

Certain food for vegetarians from suppliers has risen by a third since the beginning of the special operation in Ukraine. This follows from a survey of retailers and restaurateurs conducted by Vedomosti. Thus, tofu prices rose by 30% in March-April, says the owner of the restaurant “Chinese News” Stanislav Lisichenko. Co-owner of the Doubleby coffee…

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Cider producers can receive support from the state

Russia’s First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov instructed the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Finance to consider granting cider the status of agricultural products (similar to domestic wine) as one of the measures of state support for the economy. This follows from the minutes of the meeting that Vedomosti reviewed. The representative of…

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“Abrau-Durso” expands the resort area in the Krasnodar Territory EXCLUSIVE

The Abrau-Dyurso group of companies plans to build six more hotels (with 950 rooms) of the 4-5 star category on the territory of the resort of the same name in the Krasnodar Territory. Irina Goncharova, her vice president for tourism and special projects, told about it. According to her, the new project will also include…

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Authorities have announced new measures to support farmers

The Russian government is discussing a set of measures to support the agro-industrial industry against the background of imposing sanctions on the country and raising the key rate to 20%. A total of 44 billion rubles is planned to be allocated from the federal budget for the sowing campaign, soft loans and leasing for agricultural…

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Agroholding Rusagra announced the lifting of the seizure of the company’s assets and its shareholders

The Arbitration Court of the Saratov region lifted the seizure of assets worth 219 billion rubles., Imposed on “Rusagra” and its shareholders Maxim Basov and Vadim Mashkovich, according to the agricultural holding. The information was also confirmed by one of the creditors involved in the lawsuit. This information is not in the court file. The…

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The top manager associated with Russia Bank will be responsible for the development of winemaking

According to SPARK-Interfax, Alexander Stolyarov has become one of the key leaders of the Federal Self-Regulatory Organization of Growers and Winemakers of Russia (FSO AVVR). Stolyarov is considered by several market participants to be a representative of Russia Bank, whose structures have recently been buying up wine assets. This is indirectly confirmed by SPARK-Interfax. For…

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Court arrests assets of Rusagro and its shareholders Mashkovich and Basov for 22 billion rubles

The Arbitration Court of the Saratov region imposed precautionary measures on cash, as well as on movable and immovable property of the main owner of the agricultural holding “Rusagra” Vadim Mashkovich and former CEO Maxim Basov in the amount of 219 billion rubles. According to the court proceedings, the arrest was made as part of…

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Authorities have figured out how to avoid the mass destruction of wine through the new law

The moratorium on inspections of compliance with the law on winemaking will last until March 1, told “Vedomosti” two people who participated last week in a meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Finance, Consumer Protection and other agencies. This information was confirmed by two interlocutors working in the field of retail…

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Suppliers of red caviar have announced an increase in prices for their products

In late 2021 and early 2022, red caviar suppliers sent applications to retail players for a significant increase in prices for their products. This was told to Vedomosti by employees of four major retailers, citing letters from partners. One of the interlocutors says that suppliers want to increase the cost of caviar from 7 to…

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“The main thing is not to impose export bans on farmers”

Rusagro CEO Maxim Basov tells how the holding company has survived price regulation and makes optimistic forecasts. Share a closed article Subscribe to share closed articles with friends. Select a subscription period General Director Director of “Rusagra” Maxim Basov / Maxim Chairs / Gazette The outgoing CEO of Rusagro tells how the holding company has…

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Belousov called the EU’s carbon tax on fertilizers a barrier

The introduction by the European Union (EU) of a cross-border carbon tax on fertilizers for Russian exporters could be tantamount to a barrier duty. This was stated on December 10 by First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Andrei Belousov at the international export forum “Made in Russia – 2021”. He reminded that Russia’s trade with…

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Rosselkhozbank to resume financing of Ekoniva projects

Rosselkhozbank will resume financing of the holding “Ekoniva” in order to complete the construction of three livestock complexes, as well as a number of other projects, which are now in a high state of readiness, the bank’s press service said. This information was confirmed by a representative of “Ekoniva”. In particular, we are talking about…

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Russian companies expect a collapse due to new rules of alcohol production in the EEU countries

The Ministry of Finance has proposed to postpone the entry into force of the technical regulation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) “On the safety of alcoholic beverages” on January 1, 2024, a representative of the ministry told Vedomosti. This document, which should regulate the rules of production of alcoholic beverages, was adopted in 2018.…

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Mikhas Friedman and his partners failed to buy the cheese maker “B.Yu. Alexandrov »

The offer of A1 (investment division of Alfa Group Mikhail Friedman and Partners) to acquire a stake in Rostagroexport to resolve the corporate dispute has ended, its head partner Andrei Ellinson told Vedomosti. According to him, some of the co-owners of the group have shown interest in the company’s offer, but its implementation is possible…

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Pet stores have faced a shortage of specialty and diet foods

Three employees of such specialized outlets told Vedomosti that pet stores do not have enough food for cats and dogs. This information was confirmed by a representative of a large company specializing in feed production. According to them, this is due to restrictions of the Rosselkhoznadzor, which banned the import of some imported products. In…

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The freezing of fish and meat was suggested to be monitored via satellites

On November 15 in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry the Committee on Agriculture will discuss a bill to control the temperature regime of perishable products in transport. “Vedomosti” got acquainted with the explanatory note to the draft law “On the continuous refrigeration chain (NCC) of food turnover in Russia”, which is being prepared. The…

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Oil producers have sharply reduced the purchase price of sunflowers.

The Oil and Fat Union of Russia (uniting the largest oil producers) reported that oil extraction plants have sharply reduced the purchase price of sunflower: from November 1 to 7, they reduced it by 15% to 33,000-35,000 rubles / t (excluding VAT) compared to from the previous week. The executive director of the union Mikhail…

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The sweets market is recovering after the pandemic

Sales of sweets are increasing: in the first three quarters of 2021, Russians, according to research company NielsenIQ, began to buy more chocolate bars (9.5% year on year), packaged non-chocolate candies (5), packaged cookies (2.8%), cakes and croissants (1.7%), etc. Part of the product categories during this period showed a decrease in sales – for…

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Distributor Luding Group started production of its own vodka

One of the largest Russian alcohol distributors – Luding Group for the first time began production of its own vodka under the brand Tchaikovsky (“Tchaikovsky”), a representative of the company told Vedomosti. It is contracted by the Fortuna distillery in the Krasnodar Territory. Elena Denisova, head of production of the company, confirmed the information about…

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Moscow authorities close liquor stores during locks

Dozens of shops in Moscow, which sell mostly alcohol, received notifications from the administrations and prefectures of the city districts about the suspension of work during the lockdown from October 28 to November 7. An employee of one of the alcohol companies told Vedomosti about it. This information was confirmed by the owners of four…

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Relaxations for wine advertising will not affect cognac and brandy

Vedomosti got acquainted with the amendments to the bill of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, which allows to promote and sell wine products of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) at special fairs. It follows that cognac, brandy and grape vodka, which by law also belong to wine products, will not be able to participate…

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Fertilizer prices in Russia may be fixed until May

The government may freeze the rise in prices for mineral fertilizers at least for the spring sowing of 2022. According to Vedomosti sources familiar with the situation, this scenario was discussed on October 25 at a meeting with Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on measures to support agriculture. Now is the season of concluding contracts for…

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“Support of Russia” asks for a lawsuit to stop the breweries

The non-governmental organization of small and medium enterprises “Support of Russia” (which includes brewers) appealed to Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Grigorenko to reconsider some provisions of the bill, which changes the rules of termination of brewing. Earlier this month, the government’s bill commission approved amendments to the Finance Ministry proposed for a second reading. In…

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Grain and fish may fall under the restrictions of the raid.

On October 14, the State Duma passed in the first reading a bill that from March 1, 2022 will impose restrictions on the transshipment of a number of cargo from ship to ship (raid transshipment) outside seaports. It follows from the document that the transshipment of pollutants in inland waters, the territorial sea and the…

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Brewers have proposed to increase duties on imported beer by 55 times

Chairman of the Council of the Union of Russian Brewers (PSA) Daniel Briman addressed the Minister of Economic Development Maxim Rashetnikov with a proposal to set import duties on imported beer at 1 euro per 1 liter. This is 55 times higher than the current rate of 0.018 euros, which applies to the bulk of…

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Finance Ministry proposes to tighten conditions for import of Belarusian vodka and Armenian cognac

The Ministry of Finance proposes to introduce a commitment to provide a bank guarantee to the customs authorities for importers of alcohol from the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), according to the document “Main Directions of Budget, Tax and Customs Tariff Policy for 2022-2024”, published by the Ministry of Finance. This will only apply to products…

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How Israeli meat from a test tube is different from American.

“What kind of steak do you like – from plants or real meat? – will soon be asked in restaurants. “And if from meat, then from a slaughtered cow or raised in a test tube?” In vitro meat production is trying to set up Israeli startup Aleph Farms, founded by Didier Tubia. If on Earth,…

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Winemakers will not be able to obtain a license for certain types of wine

Issuance of quality certificates, without which Rosalkogolregulirovanie (PAP) will not be able to apply for a license to produce wines with a protected geographical indication and appellation of origin (PGI and ZNMP; analogue of the French Appellation d’Origine Controlee, AOC. February 4, 2022 These certificates are required by law to be issued by the Federal…

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The government has reported an increase in wholesale prices for poultry and eggs

Retail chains informed the Ministry of Trade about the plans of suppliers to raise prices for chicken and eggs. This issue was discussed at a meeting at the department on September 16, three of its participants told Vedomosti. The increase in the cost of some poultry products was confirmed by the head of the National…

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Sales of organic food are growing faster than usual

Sales of organic food for 12 months (from May 2020 to April 2021) compared to the same period last year increased by 13% in monetary terms. Such data is provided by the research company NielsenIQ. They doubled overtaking conventional foods, which added only 6% over the same period. Figures in kind the company does not…

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Winemakers have difficulty obtaining licenses for certain types of wine

Employees of two wine companies told Vedomosti about the suspension of new licenses for the production of wines with a protected geographical indication and a protected appellation of origin (ZGU and ZNMP). This is due to new legislation. Boris Katrukhin, Director General of the Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) of the Wine Union, reminds that on July…

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Sales of everyday goods resumed after the pandemic.

After a year of decline in the II quarter of 2021, sales of consumer goods (FMCG) for the first time increased in physical terms – at 5, 3%, according to NielsenIQ. They take into account the sale of food and non-food products in stores of modern (retail chains at the federal, regional and local levels)…

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Winemakers are asked to introduce a moratorium on a new law that changed the classification of wines

Several industry associations of Russian winemakers have addressed a letter to Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin proposing a moratorium or transitional period under Federal Law № 345-FZ, which sets new requirements for wine products. They also ask for a temporary order of the industry until the emergence of new GOSTs and other necessary regulations. The…

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Agroholding “Step” buys a producer of packaged cheeses – the group “Pir”

Agroholding “Step” (part of JSFC “System”) has acquired 100% of the holding company of the group “Pir”, which specializes in the distribution and production of packaged cheeses, told “Vedomosti” CEO of the agricultural holding Andrei Neduzhko. Co-owner of the group “Pir” Andrei Kozlov confirmed the information. According to Neduzhka, the acquisition of the Pir group…

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The largest producers of alcohol have increased sales after a record

Strong alcohol producers reported an increase in sales in the first half of 2021 relative to the same period in 2020, which was already a record for this indicator. For example, Beluga Group increased shipments by 1.3% to $ 6.5 million, Siberian Alcohol Group (ASG; produces vodka under the brands “Husky”, “White Birch”, etc.) –…

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Danone and Wim-Bill-Dan cut their share of the Russian dairy market

The largest dairy producers are gradually reducing their share of the Russian market, according to a joint report by consulting firm Streda Consulting, Soyuzmalok and the Milknews news agency. Danone’s share of the dairy market has fallen 1.8 percentage points (9 percentage points) to 9% over the past five years, and Wim-bil-Dan (part of PepsiCo)…

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Farmers have warned of a possible decline in yields

Farmers fear that they will not be able to buy enough fertilizers at current prices for sowing winter crops in August – September. This, in turn, will lead to a significant reduction in yields in 2022, told “Vedomosti” representatives of agricultural enterprises. On July 16, the Russian government agreed with producers of mineral fertilizers –…

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Russian agricultural startup Agro.Club has raised $ 5 million from foreign funds

The Dutch fund Rabo Frontier Ventures and the Greek VentureFriends have become the main participants in the round of investments of $ 5 million in the Russian agricultural startup Agro.Club, representatives of the parties said. The size of the investments of each of the companies they did not specify. Agro.Club provides two types of services.…

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Miragandal will produce raw materials for heparin from the Dutch Van Hessen

“Miragandal” asked the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) to give preliminary consent to purchase 50% in the Kursk company “Heparinus”, according to the website of the service. This company was registered at the end of last year, it is 100% owned by the Dutch Van Hessen, which, according to its website, is engaged in the supply…

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This year, imported food will rise by 12%, according to the UN

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on June 10 published a report “Food Forecast” on trends in global food markets. FAO experts predict an increase in the cost of food imports in the world in 2021 by 12% to a record $ 1.7 trillion. The growth rate compared to last year…

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Cheap sugar supplies have been threatened

Some sugar producers have problems receiving subsidies. This issue was discussed in the Ministry of Trade on June 8, three participants of the meeting told Vedomosti. They remind that since the end of December part of the sugar is sold in retail chains with a selling price of no more than 36 rubles per kg.…

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Producers have reported a risk of egg shortages

Chicken egg producers have asked the Ministry of Trade to help solve the problem of “critical reduction” of purchase prices for their products, “Vedomosti” was told by two people who participated in a meeting at the department on May 26. Manufacturers explain this situation by the seasonal decline in demand for their products, as usually…

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Producers will keep fixed prices for sugar until September

The Ministry of Agriculture unofficially recommended that producers continue to ship sugar for 36 rubles. / kg by the end of September, told “Vedomosti” employees of two manufacturers. This should help avoid a jump in sugar prices after the expiration of the agreements on June 1, according to which the maximum selling price of producers…

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Exports have accelerated buckwheat prices

Retailers and suppliers are discussing rising cereal prices, representatives of several retail chains and suppliers told Vedomosti. The Ministry of Industry and Trade is already concerned about possible price increases: it has asked retailers to provide detailed information on the dynamics of product prices, two of them say. “Separately for cereal prices,” said a spokesman…

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The growth of retail prices for socially significant products has accelerated

In March, the growth of retail prices for 24 socially important food products (the list of which was approved by the government) accelerated both in annual and monthly terms, according to a study by the audit and consulting company Finexpertiza, which was reviewed by Vedomosti. The weighted average increase in prices for all these goods…

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“Baltika” calls for tighter control over draft beer

The law on the regulation of the alcohol market may be supplemented by a separate concept of “retail sale of bottled alcohol”. This follows from the draft amendments, which is currently being considered by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (“Vedomosti” has read a copy of the document). This wording will create a basis for…

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Coca-Cola has started production of bioadditives in Russia

Coca-Cola in Russia has started production of dietary supplements (BAA) under the BotanIQ brand, a company representative told Vedomosti. These are drinks and drops with various useful functions: for example, a complex with biotin and collagen for hair and nails, with inulin and biotin to maintain intestinal function, with vitamins B6, B12, D3, folic acid…

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Mars will run veterinary clinics in Russia

Swedish veterinary company AniCura Group (part of the international corporation Mars) begins operations in Russia. Sergei Kesoyan, director of AniCura in Russia, told Vedomosti about it. According to him, the latter became a partner of the White Fan network of veterinary clinics, which came under the control of the group in March 2021. This is…

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Moldovan suppliers have warned about rising wine and fruit prices

Moldovan winemakers have started discussing with Russian partners a possible increase in product prices, employees of three producers from this country told Vedomosti. This is due to the fact that from April 1, the preferential zero duty ceased to apply. The full rate is 12.5% ​​of the customs value. Russia has imposed tariffs on Moldovan…

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Large brewers offered the Ministry of Finance a recipe for a special beer

The Association of Beer Producers (APP; it includes AB InBev Efes, Baltika, Heineken) has asked the Ministry of Finance to adjust the concept of “special beer” in the new technical regulations for the EAEU countries “On the safety of alcohol products” introduced there in addition to ordinary beer. The technical regulation comes into force in…

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What a taste of steaks from a 3D printer

“What do you print for dinner?” – such a question is no longer from the category of fiction. Israeli startup Redefine Meat has learned to print on a 3D printer steaks that are no different from real meat. In mid-February, the startup completed another round of funding to begin shipping its printers worldwide. According to…

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The largest poultry farmers have decided not to raise prices for chicken and eggs for two months.

Participants of the National Union of Poultry Farmers (it includes the largest meat producers – “Charkizova”, GAP “Resource”, “Priokali”, “Proda”, Agrocomplex named after MI Tkachev, etc.) following a meeting at the Ministry of Agriculture on March 2 agreed to curb prices for poultry and eggs, the agency said and confirmed the director general of the…

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Abrau-Gyurso has started production of grape seed oil

A group of companies “Abrau-Gyurs” has launched the production of its first food product – grape seed oil under the brand of the same name, a representative of the company told “Vedomosti”. According to him, the new products are already sold in shops and restaurants in the town of Abrav-Dyursa. It will soon enter the…

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Rusagro’s CEO has become one of the largest owners of grocery delivery services.

Maxim Basov, CEO of Rusagro agroholding, now owns 15% of Elementaree’s home-delivered fast food kits. This was reported to Vedomosti by a representative of the latter and confirmed by Bass. According to them, he bought a stake in Skolkovo Ventures. The terms of the deal are not disclosed by the parties. It is known that…

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Sparkling wine producer Lev Golitsyn has launched production in Moldova.

The company “Sparkling Wines” has started producing wines in Moldova. Its general director Yuri Dudko told Vedomosti about it. According to him, the contract bottling was organized at the Invinprom plant in the south of the country. Dudko adds that the company is also a supplier of wine materials. The owner of “Invinprom” Alexander Karabet…

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Officials have come up with a new mechanism to curb grain prices in Russia

The Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Economic Development have developed a new mechanism to curb wheat prices, Minister of Economic Development Maxim Rashetnikov said on February 4. According to him, a long-term floating fee will be set. It will be 70% of the difference between the market and base price. Thus, the base…

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Russia exported a record amount of wheat

Grain exports from the beginning of the current agricultural season (lasting from July 2020 to June 2021) to January amounted to 34.3 million tons, which is 25% more than the same period last year and the highest in the history of the market, said ” Vedomosti “head of the analytical center” Rusagratrans “Igor Pavensky. He…

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Autopilot for combine harvester is looking for sponsors

In 2021, Cognitive Pilot may hold a private placement, co-founder and CEO Olga Uskova told Vedomosti. Negotiations are underway with several investors, she said, without naming specific companies. According to Uskova, after the transaction, control of Cognitive Pilot will remain with Cognitive Technologies and Management (now they own a total of 70% of the share…

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Cheese production in Russia began to grow again

In 11 months (January to November) 2020, cheese production increased by 5.8% to 173,300 tons, according to Soyuzmalako and the Milknews think tank. According to the director general of Soyuzmolok Artsyom Belov, the positive dynamics remained in December (there are no statistics for the last month yet – “Vedomosti”). Cheese products – an inexpensive alternative…

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