PAYMENT OF WHEAT TO FARMERS COMPLETED AHEAD OF SCHEDULE
Sep 06, 2002
All the bought up wheat of the 2002 crop has been paid to the farmers by Agrokor trgovina ten days ahead of schedule. Agrokor trgovina purchased more than 353 tons of wheat in total, for which it paid Kn 430m to the farmers within 20 days. Pursuant to the agreement concluded with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry it has already been agreed that of the total of 353 thousand tons bought, all 222 thousand tons of the wheat market surplus wil be exported. More than 130 thousand tons of wheat were transported to the Croatian ports, through which the exports to the Mediterranean countries run. Thanks to the excellent cooperation with the Croatian Railway and the ports of Rijeka, Split and Zadar, by the end of this year 80% of the wheat shall be exported, so that the whole export business will be completed within a record time. Agrokor trgovina has bought up wheat in eight counties, while the highest quantities were purchased in the County of Osijek and Baranja - more than 143 thousand tons, and the County of Vukovar and Srijem - 126 thousand tons of wheat.