July 29, 2010

The RA Government has confirmed the "RA 2010-2014 wheat seed-growing
and seed-production program".

For purposes of program implementation, the government has allowed the
RA Ministry of Agriculture to obtain seeds from "Luch" experimental
LTD in the Russian region of Stavropol and import a number of sorts
of seeds not registered for wheat seed-growing in the autumn and 950
tons of "Krasnodar 99" sort for reproduction.

The RA Minister of Agriculture was assigned to organize the procurement
of seeds through "Agency for Seeds" State Non-Commercial Organization
by signing corresponding agreements with Stavropol's "Luch" LTD and
subjects involved in the production of elite seeds in Armenia. It
is expected that in a couple of years grain production will reach
350-360,000 tons a year.

From: A. Papazian