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Union Faults Grain Project

Distribution of stockpiled grains to regions and sales from state inventories through tenders are penalizing some millers, the Millers' Union said.

The distributions put some millers "in a noncompetitive position," the union said Friday. The union asked First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov to examine the issue.

Zubkov said that last month the government sent more than 1 million tons to the regions and another 2 million tons will be distributed. President Dmitry Medvedev urged the government Feb. 9 to find more effective ways to distribute stockpiles, Interfax reported.


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