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Harvesting campaign

17.08.2017

Alexander Lukashenko harvesting campaign from helicopter
Alexander Lukashenko harvesting campaign from helicopter On August 16, the President of Belarus flew in the helicopter over the eastern part of the Minsk region and most of the districts of the Mogilev region observing the harvesting process. According to the press service of the Belarusian leader, while a few days ago the head of state thoroughly examined and monitored the harvesting in the south-west of Belarus, now the focus is on the eastern regions.  It is planned that the President will personally visit the farms of the Vitebsk region in the coming days.

16.08.2017

Minsk region approaches 1.5 million grain yield milestone
Minsk region approaches 1.5 million grain yield milestone Belarusian agrarians have harvested 5700 thousand tons of grain by August 16, 2017. The Brest, Grodno and Minsk regions lent a weighty contribution into the harvesting campaign. Each of the regions has harvested more than one million tons of grain. The central region is approaching the 1.5 million grain yield. The region has its finalists already. The agricultural farm Kukhchitsa, which is in Kletsk district, was the first one to finish the campaign. The combiners there have harvested 12 thousand tons of grain.

14.08.2017

What do Belarusian harvesters eat for dinner in the fields?
What do Belarusian harvesters eat for dinner in the fields? Two meals a day, special uniforms and combine harvesters with air conditioning. There are no little things in the harvesting campaign since every link of the big process involves man. At this hot time, when work is underway in the fields, it's time for food service workers to support grain growers. After all, a well-fed farmer is a guarantee of good harvesting. The Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus oversees this process.
More than 5 million tons of grain harvested in Belarus
More than 5 million tons of grain harvested in Belarus Belarusian farmers have removed about 65% of the areas. Today the mark of 5 million tons of grain has been exceeded. The expected harvest of grain in 2017 is 8 million tons without taking into account corn. The harvesting is coming to an end in the Brest region - 90% of the area has been cropped. The southern region of the country has given more than 1 million tons of grain.

13.08.2017

Thousands of canteens on wheels work for combiners
Thousands of canteens on wheels work for combiners To feed every combiner - this task was set by the President for the Federation of Trade Unions during a conference on the harvesting campaign. From the very beginning of the harvesting campaign in Belarus, thousands of cars have been going out into the fields with hot food. As many as 10 cnteens on wheels work in Shumilin district alone. A full complex of lunch and dinner is brought to the agrarians straight in to the fields. Meat, mineral and spring water are a must in their diet.

12.08.2017

Grain yield exceeds 4 million tons in Belarus
Grain yield exceeds 4 million tons in Belarus  The harvesting campaign has passed another grain yield milestone. The total amount of grain harvested has exceeded 4 million tons. Combiners are working in the fields during the entire daylight; machinery is involved o the maximum. Despite the heat, the harvesting campaign is adding up with every day. On August 12, the red level of danger has been announced in the Brest region. Nevertheless, more than half of the fields have been harvested.

11.08.2017

Belarusian farmers crop nearly 4 million tons of grain
Belarusian farmers crop nearly 4 million tons of grain Belarusian farmers are approaching the mark of 4 million tons of grain. This is half of the total estimated Belarusian harvest in 2017, excluding corn. Each region of the country continues harvesting. The Brest region was the first to procure one million tons of grain. Minsk region is in second place now. Here farmers have already reached the final stage of harvesting: more than 800 tons of grain have been cropped. In total, about 400,000 people are involved in the harvesting campaign in Belarus. All processes are mechanized.
Belarus President notes improvements in 2017 harvesting campaign after sluggish start
Belarus President notes improvements in 2017 harvesting campaign after sluggish start The Brest region was the first in Belarus to have harvested one million tons of grain. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made a working trip there on August 10 and will stay there until August 11. The successes of harvesting were discussed at the grain field of the Kvasevichy farm. The President positively assessed the pace of cropping noting that there are still reserves that need to be involved. Belarusian agrarians should harvest about 10 million tons of grain in 2017 - such figures were announced by the President.

10.08.2017

Mobile bands entertain mechanics during harvesting campaign
Mobile bands entertain mechanics during harvesting in Belarus Harvesting campaign in Belarus is at its height and mechanics are glad to relax in every free minute. What can be better than a soulful song from local cultural workers? Music helps keep good mood on the fields and grain warehouses.  Artists of the local Autoclub in Berezino District make a many stops during the day.
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus expects to crop about 10m tons of grain
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus expects to crop about 10m tons of grain Belarus expects to collect about 10 million tons of grain, said the country's President, Alexander Lukashenko, during his working trip to the Brest region on August 10.
Belarus harvesting campaign 2017 in numbers
Belarus harvesting campaign 2017 in numbers Belarusian agriculture workers have already removed more than 45% of the areas. The total weight of the grain harvest has exceeded 3.5 million tons. The Brest region has already overcome a 1 million mark. They are leaders in Belarus. Minsk region is in second place now. The harvesting campaign in the Gomel and Grodno regions is at approximately equal pace. Yields have grown: now it stands at 35.8 centners per hectare. Now about 400,000 people are involved in the harvesting campaign throughout Belarus. All processes are mechanized.

09.08.2017

Belarus Premier goes on working visit to Gomel Region
Belarus Premier goes on working visit to Gomel Region On August 9, 2017 it became known that the President supported the suggestion to provide agrarians with 50 thousand tons of fuel in a form of a commodity credit. The harvesting campaign, the preparation of fodder and the completion of the indications given by the President were at the center of the Prime Minister’s attention during his visit to the Gomel region.
Brest region leading in Belarus' harvesting campaign 2017
Brest region leading in Belarus' harvesting campaign 2017 Belarusian farmers have already cropped more than 3 million tons of grain. In total, more than a third of the "gold reserve" was cropped. Leading in the harvesting campaign is the Brest region. Here, the total amount of grain cropped is nearly 1 million tons. The mark of 500,000 tons has already been overcome by the Minsk, Gomel and Grodno regions. Each of these regions plans to crop not less than a ton of grain. By the way, the pace of cropping here allows meeting the deadlines set.

08.08.2017

Agrarians crop nearly 3m tons of grain
Agrarians crop nearly 3m tons of grain Belarusian agrarians are about to harvest 3m tons of grain. A bit more than one third of the fields have been cropped. The southern regions of the country are in the lead: the Brest and the Gomel regions.

07.08.2017

First combiners-thousanders awarded in Mosty district
First combiners-thousanders awarded in Mosty district First combiners, who harvested one thousand tons or more, have been awarded in the Grodno region. Crews from Berestovitsa, Mosty and Volkovyssk districts are in the lead. Strong friendship, brotherly relations and family ties - practice shows that personal relations contribute to the records. There are three children in the Moskvenkov family. In the last two years the eldest of the sons helped his father, this year is the youngest son’s turn. The first harvesting campaign- and he is already in the lead.
Belarus President criticizes 2017 harvesting campaign: What changed in fields afterwards?
Belarus President criticizes 2017 harvesting campaign: What changed in fields afterwards? The figures of the week were 7 million tons of grain and the date - August 20. The Belarus President set the task for agrarians to finish harvesting by that day. Tough deadlines are the result of a tough conversation with regional governors at a large online conference. Checks by the State Control Committee revealed drawbacks and reluctant attitude of some farms to harvesting. The machinery is not fully prepared for work. There are questions to managers and employees.

06.08.2017

Harvesting campaign 2017: Belarusian agrarians pass 2m tons of harvested crops milestone
Harvesting campaign 2017: Belarusian agrarians pass 2m tons of harvested crops milestone Belarusian agrarians have passed the two million tons milestone of harvested crops. The Brest region is still in the lead. More than half of the fields and about 700 thousand tons of grain here have already been harvested. The Gomel region on the second place, where nearly 500 thousand tons have been harvested. All in all, about one third of the fields in Belarus have been cleared. The Vitebsk region started the harvesting campaign the day before.
Brest region takes lead in harvesting campaign 2017
Brest region takes lead in harvesting campaign 2017 Belarus’ harvest of 2017 is rapidly growing. The total grain yield is close to two million tons. People and the machinery are in the fields during the whole light day. This agrarian marathon has its leader. The Brest region is in the lead - more than 600 thousand tons have been harvested. The second and the third place are taken by the Gomel and Minsk Regions – more than 400 and 300 thousand tons.

05.08.2017

Telephone hotline organized for quick solution of harvesting campaign issues
Telephone hotline organized for quick solution of harvesting campaign issues The harvesting campaign is under special campaign. A telephone hotline has been organized for quick solution of harvesting campaign issues. It was done for the possibility to report on the problems arising during the campaign, which are connected with violation of safety rules or food. Professional unions are convinced that gorged agrarians are hale of the battle. Food is delivered straight to the fields.

02.08.2017

Ministry of Internal Affairs, Minselkhozprod take control over harvesting campaign
Ministry of Internal Affairs, Minselkhozprod take control over harvesting campaign The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Minskselkhozprod are working out a mutual system of agricultural equipment accounting. This will help to show the real picture on the farms. Meanwhile, the monitoring done by the police showed a range of serious violations. As many as 14 cases of fuel, potato and grain fraud have been prevented. Some four cases of keeping stolen diesel, a couple of cases of burglary and expenditure.
Alexander Lukashenko gives instructions to complete harvesting campaign by August 20
Alexander Lukashenko gives instructions to complete harvesting campaign by August 20 One third of Belarusian farms turned not ready for the harvesting campaign. Alexander Lukashenko said that the harvesting campaign is imposing and criticized it a lot. Some of the machinery is still not ready to go into the fields, not all agricultural organizations have mechanization experts, there are questions connected with the work of grain dryers. The President stated that the pace of harvesting at the moment is slow-no more than 2-3% of fields are harvested every day.
Belarus President criticizes preparations for 2017 harvesting campaign
Belarus President criticizes preparations for 2017 harvesting campaign Alexander Lukashenko held an online conference on the progress of the 2017 harvesting campaign on August 1. This is a brainstorming which decisions will ensure the country's food security.

01.08.2017

Harvesting campaign begins in Vitebsk region
Harvesting campaign begins in Vitebsk region Vitebsk region agrarians have begun the harvesting season. Now all the six regions are participating in reaping. A quarter of the fields in the south of Belarus have already been harvested. The Brest region has first crews of agrarians, who have harvested one thousand tons of grain.

31.07.2017

Belarusian agrarians pass half-million milestone in grain output
Belarusian agrarians pass half-million milestone in grain output Belarusian agrarians have passed the half-million milestone in grain output. The 2017 harvesting campaign is not easy. The weather interferes with the plans. At the moment slightly over 7% of the fields have been harvested. Strain work is taking place on the fields of the Gomel and Brest regions. The harvest there is the richest at the moment. Agrarians of the Vitebsk region have only just got down to the harvesting campaign and the campaign in the Mogilev region hasn’t even begun yet.

24.07.2017

Hard work o combiners in harvesting season 2017
Hard work o combiners in harvesting season 2017 News from the fields was the most expected thing this year. Cold summer and long lasting rains did well for the harvest. The harvesting season started later than usual, but it was even better. The south of the country is in the lead as usual. This is not a parade o special machinery. These are the harvesters going to the fields. The work of agrarians begins om the early morning.