Finance Minister Mihaly Varga – Photo: MTI

Finance Minister attends Bread of Hungarians ceremony

Culture can only be created by people who stick together, Finance Minister Mihaly Varga said in Tiszafured on Saturday, at a ceremony held by farmers' association MAGOSZ as part of the Bread of Hungarians programme.

Today, the flour collected is sufficient for baking a hundred times more bread than thirteen years ago, when the programme was launched, the minister said.

The bread of the country will be prepared by August 20, St. Stephen’s Day, the celebration of the founding of the state, as part of the Bread of Hungarians programme. For this 300-kg bread, wheat, leaven, salt and spring water will also be contributed from ethnic Hungarian regions beyond the borders, in addition to Hungary.

The Bread of the Hungarians programme is therefore a preparation for the celebratory events preceding August 20 and actively helping people in need, Varga said.

The minister noted that crop yields are far better than last year when the sector was inflicted by drought. The wheat harvest can meet domestic needs both in terms of quality and quantity, he said. Hungarian agriculture can make a positive contribution to the performance of the economy this year, Varga added.


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