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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...


Russian Federation | 19 September 2014
Russia is seen gaining farmland with climate change

Russia, Canada and China are projected to gain farmland this century as the world warms up due to climate change, even as global crop-growing capacity may decline, a German study showed. Climate ch...


Russian Federation | 4 September 2014
Russia to lift restrictions on Mongolian livestock supplies

Russia will lift restrictions on Mongolian livestock supplies, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. The ministries of both countries will be instructed to prepare a “roadmap” for exp...


Russian Federation | 29 August 2014
Russia calls on ASEAN to boost agriculture exports

Russian Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev has called on Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to increase exports of agricultural products to the Russian market as Moscow seeks t...


Russian Federation | 26 August 2014
Russia allows dairy imports from Turkish firms after Western food ban

Russia has allowed dairy supplies from three Turkish firms, its veterinary and phytosanitary service (VPSS) said, boosting imports after Moscow banned most foods from the European Union and the United...


Russian Federation | 21 August 2014
Russia reveals huge cost of Western food ban

Russia's agriculture minister warned Wednesday that Moscow must spend billions of dollars in the coming years subsidising farmers in order to avoid a shortage caused by its ban on most Western foods. ...


Russian Federation | 14 August 2014
Russia's food ban leaves Europeans with sour taste

Russia's beef with the west has escalated after the country banned fruit, vegetables, dairy and meat products from a host of Western nations including the U.S., Australia, Canada and those of the Euro...


Russian Federation | 8 August 2014
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. Mar...


Russian Federation | 8 August 2014
Russian ban won’t hurt Ohio farms

A ban announced by Vladimir Putin on American food exported to Russia will have far less economic impact on our nation’s farmers than it will on the consumers in Russia itself, according to an interna...


Russian Federation | 7 August 2014
Russia bans agricultural products from EU, USA, Australia, Norway, Canada

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree on the full ban for imports of beef, pork, poultry meat, fish, cheese, milk, vegetables and fruit from Australia, Canada, the EU, the US and Norway. T...


Russian Federation | 23 July 2014
Trade sanctions could trigger a flood of Russian wheat

Tighter international trade restrictions on Russia could trigger a flood of wheat onto global markets. Ukraine and Russia, along with North America, are Australia's biggest grain export competitors...


Russian Federation | 15 July 2014
Russian wheat prices decline as harvesting gathers pace

Russian wheat prices declined last week as harvesting gathered pace and eased concerns over crop delay and grain quality, an analyst and traders said on Monday. So far, this year's harvest in Russi...


Russian Federation | 14 July 2014
Russians banned Irish beef over TB suspicions

Suspected traces of Tuberculosis (TB) prompted Russia to impose the highly damaging blanket ban on imports of beef offal from Ireland, the Irish Independent has learned. The discovery of characteri...


Russian Federation | 2 July 2014
Russia bans cattle imports from Romania over mad cow disease outbreak

Russia’s federal veterinary and phytosanitary control authority, or Rosselkhoznadzor, has banned imports of bovine cattle, beef and by-products from Romania over an outbreak of Bovine spongiform encep...