"Logic has left our country!", - says farmer Vasily Melnichenko on the Spets channel in a stream dedicated to the agrarian policy of the Russian state. As proof, he cites amazing facts about how the grain market works in the country.
1 ton of wheat of the 3rd class, the same one that is called food, the farmer says, costs about 330-340 dollars on the market today. To transport its main grain terminal in Russia, which is located in Novorossiysk from the southern regions - Volgograd, Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don and Stavropol, since this is the most cost-effective route, you need to spend:
- for transportation - 30 dollars per 1 ton;
- for transshipment in the port terminal - 10 dollars;
- for the state duty - 140 dollars;
- for the services of an intermediary who has a quota for the export of grain, which is impossible to obtain either for an average, let alone a small farmer - 10 dollars.
As a result, for 1 ton of wheat grown at the same price of 330-340 dollars, the farmer receives no more than 9,000 rubles, which is today the cost per ton.
If, however, the farmer is burdened with loans and is forced to renew the fleet of machines on lease, then he will sell this ton already below its cost.
That is why, knowing that he has nowhere to go, Russian agrolatifundists - elevators and mills - offer farmers no more than 9 thousand rubles per 1 ton of food wheat.
Melnichenko is sure that the main prohibitive barrier on the way of wheat export today is the same government duty equal to $140 per 1 ton. Farmers, according to him, suspect that it was invented on purpose, in order to ruin them, to enable agrolatifundists to buy their land for next to nothing.
The mood of farmers today is: not to feed the oligarchs, either burn or allow the grain to decay.
According to experts, this is reminiscent of a situation more than a century ago, when Russian peasants, for the same reason of artificial downward pricing, refused to sell grain to the tsarist regime.