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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...


Russian Federation | 9 December 2014
Russia eyes Zim’s agricultural sector

A visiting Russian trade delegation has expressed interest in importing agricultural produce from Zimbabwe as the eastern European powerhouse seeks to establish new commodities markets in the wake of ...


Russian Federation | 25 November 2014
Russian watchdog bans imports of 8 Belarusian meat, dairy suppliers

Russia’s veterinary and phytosanitary watchdog has imposed an import ban on meat and dairy products supplies of eight Belarussian companies from November 26, the watchdog said in a statement on Monday...


Russian Federation | 13 November 2014
Russia's small farmers struggle to get loans

Russia's economic turmoil has left small farmers increasingly unable to access financing, casting doubt on the state's ambitious plans to quickly replace food imports with domestic production as relat...


Russian Federation | 29 October 2014
India and Israel to supply meat and dairy to Russia

Four Indian food suppliers have been given access to Russian markets, and Israeli meat and dairy products are expected on Russian shelves as early as in the end of 2014. A full list of Indian compa...


Russian Federation | 24 October 2014
Russia may resume agricultural imports from Ukraine

Russia's agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor can lift the ban on agriculture imports from Ukraine only when it receives guarantees, a spokesperson for Rosselkhoznadzor told RIA Novosti on Thursday....


Russian Federation | 23 October 2014
Ukrainian farmers to lose $17m over Russian ban

Ukrainian farmers will lose about $17 million by the end of the year if Russia keeps its import ban on Ukrainian agriculture products, Ukrainian Food and Agriculture Minister Ihor Shvaika said Wednesd...


Russian Federation | 22 October 2014
Russia to limit agriculture imports from Ukraine

Russia will temporarily ban agriculture imports from Ukraine starting from Wednesday, Russian agriculture watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said Tuesday. According to the watchdog, it is impossible to trac...


Russian Federation | 2 October 2014
Russia exits wheat export markets, Europe to benefit

Strong domestic demand for Russian wheat has priced one of the world's leading suppliers out of export markets far earlier in the season than usual, ceding market share to European competitors, trader...


Russian Federation | 30 September 2014
As Russian sanctions take hold, EU farmers pay the price

In August, Russia declared a one-year embargo on meat, fish, dairy, fruit and vegetables from the European Union, the United States and other Western nations in retaliation for economic sanctions over...


Russian Federation | 26 September 2014
Putin plays chicken with US farmers—and loses

Putin's move in early August to block American chickens has backfired, sources in the poultry industry say, leaving Russians to pay more at the supermarket for poultry products while American producer...


Russian Federation | 22 September 2014
Russia’s ban on EU fresh produce: Farmers count the cost

Six weeks after Moscow responded to EU sanctions against Russian banks and businesses by banning all imports of fresh produce from Europe, fruit and vegetable growers across the continent are beginnin...