The "Russian Farms" Group of Companies started construction of Italian premium class cheese production plant in Dmitrovsky
district of Moscow region of 2 tons per day capacity, along with the construction of cheese plant in Ivnya district of Belgorod
The plant will specialize in production of ecologically clean product, which will meet European standards (organic).
The first production turnout is planned in December 2008.
Alexey Gordeev, the RF Minister of Agriculture, took part in the first general meeting of the members of the National Dairy Producers Union on June 27. During the meeting admission of new members to the Association was considered, the new Statute edition, constituent agreement and
Membership Fee Regulations were approved, and Management of the Union established in March this year was elected.
Ayrat Khayrullin, the First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Agrarian Matters, was elected as the President of the National Dairy Producers Union, and Andrey Danilenko, the President of the Russian Farms Group, was elected as the Chairman of the Board. According to the Head of the
Ministry of Agriculture of Russia: "The National Dairy Producers Union should undertake a number of important functions".
"In particular, it should liaise with executive legislation bodies in developing mechanisms of market regulation and price policy formation, attract
potential investors for the industry sector development, coordinate the work on launching scientific and technical programs, innovations, aiming at
achieving high results in the sector of selection and genetics", said the Minister.
The Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation E.S. Nabiullina visited Belgorod region on June 21, 2008. During the visit E.S.
Nabiullina looked at the agricultural enterprises of Belgorod region and their programs for dairy husbandry development, production and processing
of pork and poultry, as well as beet processing and sugar production.
E.S. Nabiullina also visited Belgorod Dairy Farms, PLC, incorporated in the Russian Farms Group.