Increase in the volume of agricultural produce, highest possible loading of processing enterprises, retention of personnel in the countryside and support of young specialists. The implementation of the seventieth Decree "On the development of the agro-industrial complex in the Vitebsk region" is being discussed today in the north of the country. Agro-industrial associations have been set up here, which include producers of grain, milk and meat, spearheaded by large processing enterprises. The working principle is direct supplies form from field to retail. The Decree provides certain benefits and preferences.