Cereals are a matter of pride for local farmers and officials. Our country ranks first in the world in their exports. However, grain is almost the same raw material as oil or ore. It has a low added value and is valued on the world agrarian market much less than its processed products - flour, cereals, as well as finished bakery products.

The result is that Russia in the chain of division of labor is at the very last place, as it sells grain, and buyers from other countries are already processing it into flour and bread and earn more on it.

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