Office Memorandumunited states government
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1. The attached report le In responseequestonharvests, as well ss theof agriculture elmoe3 ia northeastinformation ls presented per written Instructions
The subject of the memorandumfrom
Cropoviet CentralJf Stle1haf bMa this report toSituation in Hortheasto^the following reasons,
lySu harvest, in particular, wascrop failure".
area of interest as defined in detailmemorandum is northeast Kazakhstan (part
of Economic Region la) rather than our definition of Central Asia (Economic Region Ih).
CIA HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM RELEASE AS9
Situation Ir. itorthoaat KaEakhatan
The oblaste In northeastern Isaakutan had favorable weather condition* - b orop lessonltaat good orop yield*. In. -average yields characterised all tatwheat btlt axteaolaa; lata West Siberia and th* northern obUat* of. Th* alx oblaatsavlodar,ad raldy-Kurgam) tn
a til*f prim* interest, defined a* east oflongitude and north of lake taiknshj all reportad la th* laat bslf
ofU. that they had fulfilled the state plaa for grain procurement ahead of achedule. All tlx oblast* reported grain cellv arise to th* *tat* to bo groaUr than
Considerably Isaa Information lo avallabla concerning3 crop produotloa
in the area. Thla lack of laforaatloa la oonparlaoab, probablyueombination ofach BJ nodioare orop production end, hence, leea
Inolinatlon to boast concerning successes, aa well a* the feet tbat1
uai, aa veil as
Undo* Program for grain expansion la kaht Siberia and northern piaVhstan,-
It* aoocmpaaylng publicity, wa* not announced until rabrnarysi$5b* Baeed on arailable laforaatloa, it la eatlmated'tbat crop production3 in wrtheeetern
Uukhetan uae near average, bat certainly below tbe level attalaedb.
A* noted above, these oblaots la northeastern Kazakhstan lie within the
area of grain acreage expansion as outlined by theIn theirlands" pro gram for the mastering ofJe lands daring thsoae Irndtvr brought under1 end farther expaajloaplanned during56 orop
Little detailed inforaatlon la available oo nothe livestock Indue try inblaeta of northeastern raaakhaUn. the favorablegrowing seasonhave pernitted satisfactory Bunaer greslng and Bade possible the harvesting of fodder supplies for this part. There ware the usual reports, however, concerning lags end inafflflleiyg' on ths part ef the collective faros in setting up adequate feed reserves for the idstar Booths. In general, hovevar, nothing has been noted ooncarning any txiraordlnary failures or eucoessas In the livestock industry of this region.Original document.