15-11-2012 08:09 AM
Russia’s G20 presidency to be focused on food supply
Russia will focus its presidency of the G20 and the G8 on the problems of global food supply.
Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov discussed the...
13-11-2012 07:41 AM
Two-decade decline in Russian dairy herd to end
A trend of decline in Russia's milking herd stretching back to the collapse of the Soviet Union is to end, as state support programmes gain traction, ...
12-11-2012 09:12 AM
Southern Russia's winter grains helped by rain
Winter crops in southern Russia, the world’s third-biggest wheat exporter last season, were helped by intensive rain last week, according to the natio...
06-11-2012 08:05 AM
Russian fertilizer companies ready for world markets
After 18 years of seemingly endless talks and debates, Russia has finally become a member of the WTO. Its biggest companies have been active in the gl...
02-11-2012 08:08 AM
Russia has planted 15.5m hectares of winter grains
Russia has 15.5 million hectares (38.3 million acres) of winter grains planted, out of 16.8 million hectares planned, said Pavel Skurikhin, president ...
30-10-2012 07:52 AM
Russia refusal to ban exports lifts hopes for 2013
Russia's decision to remain open to grain exports, despite a poor harvest, is feeding through into raised prospects for the 2013 crop, besides meaning...
25-10-2012 09:50 AM
Dry weather hits Russia's winter grain
Dry weather is causing concern for the state of winter grain crops in some parts of Russia's south, the country's main exporting region, but rains may...
23-10-2012 08:56 AM
Russian poultry facing slaughter due to company debt
Russian poultry producer, Kirovhleb, could be forced to slaughter all its remaining stock at five poultry farms due to large debt and an inability to ...
23-10-2012 08:48 AM
Russian grain prices rise despite interventions start
Russian domestic grain prices rose last week despite expected sales from the government interventions stock, which should start on Tuesday and help co...
12-10-2012 08:46 AM
Russian poultry producer on the brink of bankruptcy
Russia's largest producer of animal feed, the agricultural holding Sodruzestvo has recently demanded the bankruptcy of Optifood, one of the largest po...
02-10-2012 08:38 AM
Vladivostok talks reveal Russia's eastern trading plans
Talks in Vladivostok revealed that Russia’s planned $100bn trade expansion eastward will be based on energy and agriculture.
“A few months ago peop...
27-09-2012 09:11 AM
Russia halts imports of Monsanto corn over cancer fears
Russian authorities temporary suspended the import and sale of Monsanto’s genetically-modified corn after a French study suggested it may be linked to...
26-09-2012 09:25 AM
Russia will not restrict grain exports: Deputy PM
Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, responsible for the agriculture sector, ruled out export restrictions of any kind and called for an ...
25-09-2012 09:11 AM
Russian wheat prices rise further
Russia's domestic wheat prices rose further in the last week with farmers holding onto stock, analysts said on Monday, keeping food inflation concerns...
20-09-2012 07:59 AM
Russia may double wheat imports due to drought
Major wheat exporter Russia may this year double its usually small imports of grain from neighbouring Kazakhstan and Ukraine to cover shortfalls due t...
18-09-2012 08:40 AM
Russia and China to sign deal to fight illicit fishing
Russia and China are planning an agreement to stop illegal, undeclared and unlicensed fishing, according to a Russian government directive.
14-09-2012 09:03 AM
Russian poultry producers will increase the rate of production
The Russian Ministry of Agriculture has published a report “ Development concept of poultry farming until 2020” which forecasts the consumption of fee...
07-09-2012 08:32 AM
G20 to consider action on food prices next month
Group of 20 nations will decide next month whether to take joint action on soaring global grains prices, Russia said on Thursday, but analysts doubted...
06-09-2012 08:45 AM
Banner of Lenin flies over would-be Russian farm boom
This year's wheat, piled in steel sheds on the Banner of Lenin collective farm, shimmers greyish-gold in the dusty air, a vision of plenty worthy of a...
03-09-2012 08:53 AM
Wheat may open lower after Russian export concerns ease
What follows are opening calls for U.S. grain and oilseed markets, which open on the Chicago Board of Trade at 6 a.m. Singapore time.
-- Wheat futu...
31-08-2012 09:14 AM
Traders expect Russia grain export tax from October
Drought-hit Russia is expected to restrict grain exports as estimates of the weather-ravaged crop have now slipped below levels seen after its 2010 cr...
24-08-2012 08:46 AM
Russia may run out of exportable grain surplus
Russia, the third biggest wheat shipper last season, will run out of its 2012-13 exportable grain surplus of 10 million to 14 million metric tons in N...
20-08-2012 08:33 AM
Russia's poultry production climbed 22% in July
Russia’s poultry output rose 22 percent to 285,000 metric tons in July compared with a year earlier, the state statistics service said.
Meat from c...
15-08-2012 07:47 AM
Corn, wheat advance as world drought parches crops
Wheat and corn advanced as drought cut grain crops from Russia to the U.S. amid rising demand from importers. Soybeans also gained.
Wheat for Decem...
13-08-2012 08:50 AM
Russia decides against wheat ban exports
The Russian Government has played down concerns about rising food costs, by deciding not to ban wheat exports this year.
Droughts in Russia and the...
06-08-2012 09:00 AM
Russia drought drives food price hikes
Russian agricultural producers have started talks with the country’s largest food retail chains over raising the prices of some goods by up to 20 perc...
03-08-2012 08:52 AM
Wheat prices dip as fears ease for Russian exports
Wheat prices dip as fears eased for Russian exports of the grain, and over the damage, to yields at least, of the French crop from persistent rains.
02-08-2012 08:59 AM
Russia will harvest 10-15 percent less grain this year
Russia will harvest 10-15 percent less grain this year than in 2011 due to unfavorable weather conditions, Agriculture Minister Nikolai Fyodorov said ...
02-08-2012 08:55 AM
Drought is added to Fedorov's tasks as Russia joins WTO
Nikolai Fedorov learned as a boy selling radishes in a street market in the former Soviet Union that when rivals showed up he had to cut prices. Now a...
01-08-2012 08:59 AM
Russia cuts grain harvest forecast amid drought
Russia’s agriculture ministry has revised downwards its forecast for the grain crop this year as farms in the Volga River region and Siberia sizzle in...
19-07-2012 06:57 AM
Russia cattle and poultry output rose by 9.7%
Russia’s production of cattle and poultry in so-called live weight, which includes meat, bones and byproducts, increased 9.7 percent to 800,000 metric...
17-07-2012 09:36 AM
Goldman Sachs note risks of Russia grain export ban
Goldman Sachs flagged the risk of a fresh ban on Russian grain exports even as the country's agriculture minister cautioned that shipments may fall be...
14-07-2012 14:55 PM
Russia brings in cowboys to beef up livestock
The Russian government is ambitiously implementing an almost $1-billion investment project in the agricultural sector in order to develop and secure d...
13-07-2012 07:00 AM
No grain ban expected
Russia has no grounds to ban grain exports this season, said Pavel Skurikhin, president of the country's Grain Producers' Union.
07-06-2012 09:54 AM
Siberia to ship grains to Asia-Pacific region
Siberia, which combines 12 regions in Russia, the world’s third-biggest wheat exporter, is seeking opportunities to ship cereals to the Asia-Pacific r...
06-06-2012 08:52 AM
Belarus' dairy exports to Russia
Belarusian dairy products are supplied to Russia in accordance with the plan that Belarus and Russia agreed on this year, said Deputy Agriculture and ...
29-05-2012 07:26 AM
Wheat declines as rain in Russia
Wheat declined on speculation that rain in parts of Russia and Australia, the world’s second biggest exporter, may boost production. Soybeans ad...
22-05-2012 07:27 AM
Russia’s poultry output increased 15%
Russia’s production of poultry and its byproducts increased 15 percent to 280,000 metric tons in April compared with a year earlier, the Federal...
14-05-2012 07:17 AM
Russia, Ukraine surging in grain markets
Fueled by record harvests, Russia and Ukraine are expected to surge to the top ranks of the global export markets for wheat and corn in the coming yea...
24-04-2012 09:49 AM
Russian region cuts sugar-beet sowing
Farmers in Russia’s Krasnodar region finished sugar-beet sowing, planting 118,000 hectares (291,584 acres), or 11 percent less than a year earli...
17-04-2012 07:55 AM
Russia exports record amounts of wheat
Between July the first 2011 and April 15 this year Russia has exported 18.5 million tonnes of wheat, a record amount.
11-04-2012 07:36 AM
Russian grain trader attracts interest
France’s Louis Dreyfus, Russian investment group Summa and four other Russian firms may vie for a large stake in Russia’s largest grain tr...
10-04-2012 07:47 AM
Russia’s farms: investment ticks up
Rising world grain prices are driving a new wave of interest in Russian agriculture.
05-04-2012 10:15 AM
Russia increasing antibiotics in feed production
According to the Russian Federal Statistic Service (Rosstat), the production of feed antibiotics in 2011 was 47,400 kg - this is 3.41 times higher tha...
21-03-2012 07:43 AM
Russia decides to block EU cattle
Russia said Monday it would go ahead with its threat to block imports of live pigs and cattle from EU states despite a last-ditch bid by a team of Eur...
16-03-2012 08:19 AM
Russia land lease likely to draw investors
As temperatures begin to rise this spring, thousands of Chinese migrant workers will cross the Sino-Russian border to work on farms. They will remain ...
07-03-2012 08:08 AM
Russia to limit cattle transit
Russia is limiting cattle transit via its territory from several European countries...
06-03-2012 08:15 AM
Russia wheat exports dropped 27%
Russia’s wheat exports were 989,600 metric tons in January, down 27 percent...
06-03-2012 08:13 AM
Russia to ban cattle imports from EU
Russia’s food safety and sanitary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor will ban cattle imports from all EU countries from March 20 following the spread of ...
06-02-2012 07:38 AM
Farmers Get $645M Fuel Discount
A company half-owned by BP and several other major oil companies will sacrifice more profits to support farmers this year thanks to a Cabinet decree p...