08-08-2014 01:27 AM | Russian Federation

Russian produce ban to miss British farmers

British farmers are unlikely to be affected by Russia's decision today to ban imports of fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and dairy products from the EU and a further four countries for 12 months.

Martin Haworth, deputy director-general of the National Farmers Union, said that the UK exported food and drink worth only £115m to Russia last year. The total included £17m of frozen fish, £5.7m of cheese and £5.3m of coffee.
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