Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said he had issued a directive proposing large-scale adjustments to the current state program for the development of agriculture.
He said in talks with acting Governor of Stavropol Territory Vladimir Vladimirov that the idea is to promote the development of "the sectors of farming that have been dormant and largely relied on imports."
"We will take measures to break the dependency on imports in a range of farming sectors and branches of cattle breeding," Medvedev said.
"In fact, we are to draw up a new food program. A new chapter is opening in Russian agriculture," the prime minister said.
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