In the near future, potatoes may rise sharply in Russia. The Association of Peasant Farms and Agricultural Cooperatives of Russia (AKKOR) warned about this.
This may be facilitated by a coronavirus pandemic, a delay in the start of the sowing campaign, as well as unfavorable weather conditions in a number of regions.
Due to drought in Siberia, the Urals, Altai and Stavropol Territory, as well as floods in the Moscow Region, Chuvashia and Kostroma, potato fields have been severely damaged. Some agrarians even announced the invasion of wild boars, destroying the harvest.
All this will lead to higher prices for a wide variety of products, but especially for potatoes. By winter, its cost can rise to 45-50 rubles per kilogram. Already, prices have risen by about 20%. In this regard, the Russians were advised to stock up for the winter as early as possible.
At the same time, AKKOR clarified that despite the reduction in vegetable production in the farming sector due to cataclysms and a pandemic, this will not become critical and mass bankruptcies are not expected.
Earlier chernayakobra.ru reported that economists predicted an increase in salaries of Russians to 4%. True, if this happens, it will only be in 2021.