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Russian Federation | 30 September 2016
Goals, resources and results from Russia's trade wars

Conflicts can be solved diplomatically, militarily or economically. Russia has had disputes with Turkey over tourism and Egypt over wheat exports. The Kremlin has even fought economic battles over fru...


Russian Federation | 14 September 2016
Kiwi dairy ranks well with wary Russians

The fine milk and butter products of New Zealand have long had a good reputation in Russia. A journalist in central Russia, Nataliya Shkol'naya, sent Dairy News this exclusive, rare look into the ordi...


Russian Federation | 8 September 2016
Russia earns more from agriculture than arms sales

One of the results of Russia's food embargo against the EU and a weaker ruble has been a remarkable boom in agriculture, reports German weekly Der Spiegel. Russian agriculture has been in decline s...


Russian Federation | 7 September 2016
Russia earns more from agriculture than arms sales

One of the results of Russia's food embargo against the EU and a weaker ruble has been a remarkable boom in agriculture, reports German weekly Der Spiegel. Russian agriculture has been in decline s...


Russian Federation | 1 August 2016
Russia's acres beckon Chinese farmers

Perched in the cabin of a clunky Russian tractor, Li Chengbin, a 62-year-old peasant farmer from China, drove round and round in ever widening circles, plowing a field to get it ready for planting — a...


Russian Federation | 28 July 2016
Sanctions were not discussed directly with German agriculture minister - Russian minister

Lifting of sanctions and counter measures was not discussed directly during the meeting with German Minister of Food and Agriculture Christian Schmidt, Russian Economic Development Minister Akexey Uly...


Russian Federation | 7 July 2016
Russian Agriculture Ministry opposes return to full cooperation with Turkey

Russia’s Agriculture Ministry opposes resumption of Turkish food imports to Russia to the full extent, saying that Moscow needs to be "prudent" regarding the issue of returning to cooperation with the...


Russian Federation | 5 July 2016
Russian PM to chair first session of legal commission for agriculture

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is expected to chair the first meeting of a governmental commission for a comprehensive and steady development of rural areas. Apart from Medvedev, Deputy Prime Minis...


Russian Federation | 23 June 2016
Russia plays down threat to ban Belarus dairy imports

Russia played down on Wednesday its threat to ban dairy supplies from Belarus, its largest supplier. The threat came during a dispute over the price for Russian gas sold to Belarus. Russia has in t...


Russian Federation | 10 June 2016
Russian Agriculture Ministry to allocate $3.1m to support biotechnologies

Russian government’s support of biotechnologies development in agriculture will amount to 200 mln rubles ($3.1 mln) in 2016, Deputy Minister of Agriculture Elena Astrakhantseva said on Friday. "200...


Russian Federation | 31 May 2016
Giant locust swarm descends on farmland

The massive swarm is so huge it has spread for 70 thousand hectares across farmland in southern Russia. Local authorities have reportedly scrambled vehicles and aircraft to combat the major infesta...


Russian Federation | 23 May 2016
Asian businesses investing about €3.5bn in milk and dairy production in Russia

Russia banned many Western food imports, including dairy, in 2014 in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine, creating supply shortfalls and spurring investments in its agricultural sector. Vietname...


Russian Federation | 19 May 2016
Thai & Chinese investors to build $1bn dairy plant in Russia

Thailand's largest agribusiness Charoen Pokphand Group (CP) and China’s Banner Dairy are to spend $1 billion building a diary in the Russian city of Ryazan. The facility intends to produce 400 thousan...


Russian Federation | 6 May 2016
Russia plans to start meat and poultry exports to China

China may soon open its market to Russian meat and poultry according to Agriculture Minister Aleksandr Tkachev. Exports of poultry may begin before the end of June this year, added the minister. La...


Russian Federation | 25 April 2016
Billionaire farmers reaping fortunes from Russian food sanctions

Russia’s geopolitical conflicts, anemic oil prices and weakened ruble are working out rather well for the country’s biggest publicly traded farming company. Ros Agro Plc has ambitious plans to buil...


Russian Federation | 22 April 2016
Pig farmers get €240,000 lifeline as Russian sanctions bite

Around 100 local pig farmers received €240,000 in assistance today, as a glut in European pork supplies caused by Russian sanctions bites into their income. The government had decided to match €120...


Russian Federation | 31 March 2016
Russian farmers furious about alleged illegal land grabs

All signs pointed to the European Union’s sanctions on Russia being a positive move for the country’s small domestic farmers. But two years on, farmers in Russia’s southern Krasnodar region are ang...


Russian Federation | 17 March 2016
EU sanctions policy towards Russia back on agenda

The announcement by Russia that it would withdraw troops from Syria was almost as surprising as its original decision six months ago to intervene in the country. Just as Vladamir Putin caught the i...


Russian Federation | 10 March 2016
Russian dairy industry threatens milk supply over new government order

Russian dairy companies have threatened to stop supplying milk to the nation's stores unless the government revokes an order requiring additional veterinary-safety documents to accompany each shipment...


Russian Federation | 1 March 2016
Ruling Russian party proposes confiscation of farmlands

State Duma deputies representing the United Russia party have come up with a bill envisioning amendments to the Law on the Turnover of Lands Suitable for Farming, Izvestia daily said on Tuesday. Sp...


Russian Federation | 22 February 2016
For Russian farmers, climate change is nyet so great

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says last month was the warmest January on record. That sets off alarm bells for climate scientists, but for the average person living in a northern...


Russian Federation | 1 February 2016
Farmers cash in on increasing demand for local agriculture

For Olga Druganina, Russia's economic turmoil has been a great business opportunity. Four years ago, the former employee at an industrial machines company began to develop her modest farm near Mosc...


Russian Federation | 13 January 2016
Food at centre of Russia v Ukraine dispute

While the sanctions war between Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin and the west continues, Russia is now engaged in a battle of sanctions with its western neighbour, Ukraine. Russia imposed a ba...


Russian Federation | 4 January 2016
Putin sparks Russia pork boom as import ban expands hog breeding

Hog farmers in Russia are producing so much pork that they are selling it overseas just three years after the country was importing more of the meat than any other buyer except Japan. Domestic outp...


Russian Federation | 24 December 2015
Russian ban is giving farmers heartburn

Playing nice with Russia isn’t always easy. Last year, things got dicey and a ban on dairy imports was put in place. The ban which was supposed to only last until August 2015 has been extended to Augu...


Russian Federation | 7 December 2015
Putin wants Russia to become world's biggest exporter of Non-GMO food

Russia could become the world's largest supplier of ecologically clean and high-quality organic food, said President Vladimir Putin on Thursday. He also called on the country to become completely self...


Russian Federation | 3 December 2015
Russian embargo forces farmers to make painful price cuts

A Russian embargo on Turkish fruits and vegetables has forced farmers to cut prices on the domestic market, resulting in the steep price decreases for a large number of agricultural products. “This...


Russian Federation | 1 December 2015
Russia says to ban agriculture, fruit, veg imports from Turkey

Russia will ban mainly imports of agricultural products, vegetables and fruits from Turkey and may expand its sanctions if needed, senior officials said at a government meeting on Monday. Moscow ma...


Russian Federation | 26 November 2015
Russia bans Turkish poultry just one day after fighter jet is shot down

Russia has banned poultry from Turkey just one day after one of its fighter jets was shot down. Moscow today announced it was banning all poultry supplies from a major supplier into the country. ...


Russian Federation | 13 November 2015
Company linked to Russia's Agriculture Minister building cheese factory

The Tkachev Agricultural Complex, an agricultural holding founded by the father of Russian Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev, will start constructing its first cheese-making factory by the end of...