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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...


Russian Federation | 4 November 2015
Russia may face meat and dairy deficit next year

Russia could face a deficit of meat and dairy products next year as a result of the country's embargo on certain imported food and raw materials, the RIA Novosti news agency reported, citing the Audit...


Russian Federation | 5 October 2015
Russian dairy ban likely to stay

The Russian ban on dairy imports from a number of Western countries, including Australia, is unlikely to be lifted until at least 2018, according to Dairy Australia managing director Ian Halliday. ...


Russian Federation | 31 August 2015
Russian pig cull leaves farmers facing ruin

It was a hot summer’s day when government inspectors drove down the long dirt track leading to Alexander Brodowski’s remote farm to slaughter and burn his 400 pigs. Some 150 miles south of Moscow,...


Russian Federation | 11 August 2015
Russians in Eastern Siberia protest farmland lease to China

Protesters in Zabaykalsky Krai, a Russian federal bordering northeastern Mongolia and northern China, recently held demonstrations against a deal under which Chinese investors would obtain rights to a...


Russian Federation | 7 August 2015
Russian farmers not reaping benefits from Western produce embargo

Milking a stubborn goat at her farm just outside Moscow, Larisa Sukhanova says she's worried about the future of her milk business as a year-old embargo on Western foodstuffs fails to yield a promised...


Russian Federation | 22 July 2015
EU eyes Iran amid Russian dairy ban

European companies are looking into Iran as a potential new market for their dairy products amid a Russian embargo. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered an embargo on dairy imports from Eur...


Russian Federation | 8 July 2015
Russia food will squeeze out imports in 10 years

Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachyov said Tuesday that Russian farmers will push foreign food imports off the Russian market entirely in the course of just 10 years, news agency TASS reported. "...


Russian Federation | 25 June 2015
Russia confirms GMOs won’t be used to boost agriculture

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich has announced that Russia will not use genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to increase productivity in agriculture, while he was speaking on Friday at...


Russian Federation | 1 June 2015
Russia may give agricultural investors free land

The Agriculture Ministry has proposed leasing state land to agricultural investors for free for up to five years in order to reduce the amount of vacant agricultural land, newspaper Vedomosti reported...


Russian Federation | 29 May 2015
Key Russian wheat export region hit by lack of rain

Farmers in Russia's Rostov region, one of the most important for wheat exports, face flat or lower wheat yields this year due to a lack of rain last autumn, and the current hot weather may worsen the ...


Russian Federation | 26 May 2015
Russia considers new proposal for curbs on wheat

Russia proposed new curbs on wheat shipments only 10 days after formally ending a previous levy, saying it needs to protect livestock farmers from rising feed costs. The tax may apply from July 1, ...


With imports banned, Russian cheese fills the need

The creamy goat cheese produced at Koza Nostra, a 12-acre farm in this village 75 miles north of Moscow, had largely been a labor of love. The farm had been losing more than $5,000 a month. Then Ru...


Russia to decide on removing tax on wheat exports

Russia will take a decision by mid-May on removing a tax on wheat exports ahead of schedule and will set up a new mechanism in case it needs to act quickly to regulate trade in the future, a senior go...


Russian Federation | 23 April 2015
Putin appoints new agriculture minister to boost food production

Russian President Vladimir Putin has named Alexander Tkachev the new agriculture minister. Tkachev is to strengthen food production after Russia reacted to Western sanctions by banning food imports fr...


Russian Federation | 13 April 2015
Russia extends wheat tax till June 30

Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Arkady Dvorkovich, said that Russia may extend the wheat export tax till June 30, 2015. The export tax was introduced on February 1, 2015 as a means of controlling th...


Russian Federation | 31 March 2015
Russian farms losing money on cheap wheat

Falling wheat prices in Russia may force many producers to go out of business, according to the National Association of Exporters of Agricultural Products. The group, which includes Cargill Inc. an...


Russian Federation | 23 February 2015
EU agriculture commissioner plans help for pork prices hit by Russian ban

European Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan pledged on Sunday to take steps to support pork prices in an effort to help the industry as it reels from a Russian import ban. Hogan said on a visit to...


Russian Federation | 6 January 2015
Russian investors interested in Zimbabwe livestock

Russian investors have expressed their interest in the livestock sector in Zimbabwe and a business delegation of that country will come to Harare to explore trade opportunities, informed a senior mini...


Russian Federation | 1 January 2015
Russia to add wheat exports duty to other curbs from February

Russia will introduce a duty on wheat exports from Feb. 1, the government said, adding to other restrictions with which it is battling a rise in domestic grain prices. Russia, expected to be the wo...


Russian Federation | 22 December 2014
Rouble crisis ripples through wheat

The ruble crisis is rippling through the global wheat market. As Russia’s currency extended a plunge to a record low against the dollar last week, the nation slowed grain shipments to preserve stoc...


Russian Federation | 17 December 2014
Wheat prices surge as speculation mounts on Russia

Wheat prices have reached a five-month high, on the back of speculation Russia may move to curb its wheat exports. Chicago Board of Trade futures prices for wheat rose 2 per cent on Monday (US time...