The date of the wheat harvesting campaign launch in Turkmenistan is determined by President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov.
On 25 May at the Cabinet session which was held by the video conference he instructed to start the harvesting campaign in Akhal, Lebap and Mary velayats on 6 June and on 13 June � in Balkan and Dashoguz velayats.
Let us recall that at the video conference held on 21 May, 2018 the President signed a decree on establishing the state commission for grain harvesting campaign and instructed to create relevant conditions for farmers and provide them with cultural and recreational opportunities.
In 2017 the President was discontent with the pace of the grain harvesting campaign with only 1 million out of planned 1 million 600 thousand tons of wheat being harvested. This resulted in a shortage of flour in the country and the imposing of restrictions on its sale.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan