According to the operational data of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, by the morning of August 26, flax harvesting was carried out on more than 41 thousand hectares, which is 99.2% of the harvesting area. This year, the Slutsk flax plant has placed a bet on varieties of Belarusian selection, more than 80 percent of the area is allocated for them. In total, the plant plans to prepare almost 12 thousand tons of raw materials. Flax is a historically cultivated crop in Belarus. In the world production of flax fiber, the republic is one of the four largest producing countries.