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Russia | 24 September 2018
Why Russia is wooing South Africa's white farmers

Leon du Toit slowly inhales the late summer breeze off fields belonging to a dairy farm not far from Moscow. “Smells just like home,” the 72-year-old South African said. That’s just what one Russia...


Russia | 22 June 2018
Russia's Cherkizovo says Bird flu detected at its poultry farm

Russian meat producer Cherkizovo said on Thursday bird flu was detected at its poultry farm in Penza region. “The hotbed of the outbreak was contained and destroyed”, the firm said, adding no outbr...


Russia | 5 June 2018
Russian farmers are ditching the ruble for a new cryptocurrency

Farmers and small businesses around Kolionovo, 80 miles from the capital, are ditching the ruble and switching to a cryptocurrency -- the kolion -- to pay for local trade. Banker turned farmer Mikh...


Russia | 16 May 2018
Russia wants to supply grain, pork, fish to Ecuador, says agriculture watchdog

During the talks, the sides noted the necessity to put the trade turnover of the two countries in equilibrium Russia has unveiled intension to expand the list of export items for Ecuador, particula...


Russia | 18 April 2018
Korea-Russia to boost private-led agriculture biz cooperation

Agriculture companies of South Korea and Russia will meet in Vladivostok this week to discuss partnership and investment opportunities in the Far Eastern region of Russia. Korea’s Ministry of Agri...


Russia | 14 March 2018
Agriculture makes much more money for Russia than arms exports – Putin

The recent boost in Russian agriculture has made food sales abroad much more profitable for the country than exports of military weapons, according to President Vladimir Putin. “Today, agriculture ...


Russia | 12 March 2018
Russia’s agriculture ministry wants financing be increased to $5.28bn

Russia’s agriculture ministry thinks it necessary to increase financing of the sector to 300 billion rubles (5.28 billion US dollars), from the current sum of 242 billion (4.26 billion US dollars), Mi...


Russia | 16 January 2018
Farm boss flourishes as Putin's Communist opponent

At the Central House of Writers, a 19th century mansion in the heart of Moscow, people squeezed into the aisles on Saturday to listen to a 57-year-old who has spent most of his life running a former s...


Russia | 20 December 2017
Russia plans to double agricultural exports volume in 7-10 years

The Russian Ministry of Agriculture plans to increase the volume of exports of agricultural products in money terms in 7-10 years, the Minister of Agriculture Alexander Tkachev said on Wednesday in an...


Russia | 19 December 2017
Saudis, Russians enthusiastic about mutual investment in agriculture

Sergey Levin, Russia’s deputy minister of agriculture, and his delegation comprising representatives of various Russian companies visited Riyadh on Monday for an enthusiastic discussion of mutual inve...


Russia | 14 November 2017
Russia and Philippines seek closer agriculture ties

President Duterte and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to strengthen their countries’ trade, agriculture and military ties during the recently concluded Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation F...


Russia | 25 October 2017
Russian Agriculture Bank may issue perpetual bonds in 2018

Russian Agriculture Bank, or Rosselkholzbank, may issue perpetual bonds to boost its capital next year, the bank's deputy chief executive Kirill Levin told Reuters. "We will decide on the need, the...


Russia | 15 September 2017
Russia, Turkey seek to handle all problems related to agriculture

Russia and Turkey are eager to overcome all problems related to the agriculture sphere, which suffered a lot during the cooling period in Ankara-Moscow relations back in late 2015-early 2016. Repre...


Russia | 13 September 2017
Russia ready to develop cooperation in agriculture with US

Russia expressed readiness to develop cooperation with the United States in the field of agriculture, including in promoting US investments to Russia’s agricultural sector, Russia’s Ministry of Agricu...


Russia | 4 September 2017
Russian agriculture thrives as sanctions close off imports

If western sanctions aimed to cripple Russian business, nobody told the country’s fish farmers. In the cold waters of the Barents Sea, Russian Aquaculture, the country’s largest salmon producer has...


Russia | 7 August 2017
Switzerland discontinues investigation into Russian ex-Minister of Agriculture

In Switzerland, the investigation into the criminal case over money laundering by former Head of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Elena Skrynnik has been discontinued. This decisi...


Russia | 4 July 2017
Russia's agriculture minister expects food embargo to be in effect until 2020

Russian Minister of Agriculture Alexander Tkachev expects that the food embargo will be in effect until 2020, he told journalists on the sidelines of the 40th session of the Conference of the Food and...


Russia | 19 June 2017
Russia, China expand cooperation in agriculture

Russia and China have agreed to improve bilateral agricultural cooperation mechanisms, Russian deputy agriculture minister Yevgeny Gromyko told TASS by phone on June 18 from the Chinese city of Nanjin...


Russia | 20 April 2017
Russia’s agriculture sector booming despite or thanks to intl sanctions

There's a world of opportunities for investors in Russia's agriculture commodities market with farming in the country flourishing under international sanctions. Following the Western penalties impo...


Russia | 19 April 2017
Russian agriculture sector flourishes amid sanctions

When the EU and US imposed sanctions on parts of Russia’s economy following military intervention in Ukraine 2014, some local officials portrayed the blockade as an opportunity. Together with a fallin...


Russia | 30 March 2017
Russian agriculture exports to China to total 52 mln tonnes by 2028

Russia's agricultural exports to China within a long-term contract will total 1.5 million metric tonnes next year and 52 million tonnes by 2028, Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev said Wednesday. ...


Russia | 10 March 2017
France: Russia Sanctions to Remain

France's foreign minister says sanctions on Russia cannot be lifted until there is progress in Ukraine. The European Union sanctions were imposed on Russia for backing separatists in eastern Ukrain...


Russia | 13 December 2016
Russia becomes major actor on global agriculture markets

Russia made significant progress in developing its agriculture sector and became a major actor on global agricultural markets, UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Director-General Jose Grazia...


Russia | 7 December 2016
Kremlin to sell own-brand dairy products online

The Russian government is to give the public the chance to sample a range of delicacies previously reserved for senior officials. Presidential press secretary Elena Krylova says an online shop sell...


Russia | 28 November 2016
Is the Russian beef production model our future?

Out on the range, a lone cowboy enjoys the solace of the fresh air, the view of the rugged terrain and his cattle grazing peacefully on land that has been in his family for generations. He’s a humble ...


Russia | 23 November 2016
To fight grievances, Russian farmer takes road to Putin's Kremlin

Farmer Alexei Volchenko is determined to get to Red Square, a 775-mile journey he has on four occasions tried—and failed—to make on a tractor, a sailboat and a hot-air balloon bearing the face of Pres...


Russia | 14 October 2016
Russia shifts focus from oil to agriculture

Russia’s biggest industry has been oil production historically, but the country appears to be trying to diversify that by putting more emphasis on agriculture. The former soviet state has been rel...


Russia | 30 September 2016
Goals, resources and results from Russia's trade wars

Conflicts can be solved diplomatically, militarily or economically. Russia has had disputes with Turkey over tourism and Egypt over wheat exports. The Kremlin has even fought economic battles over fru...


Russia | 14 September 2016
Kiwi dairy ranks well with wary Russians

The fine milk and butter products of New Zealand have long had a good reputation in Russia. A journalist in central Russia, Nataliya Shkol'naya, sent Dairy News this exclusive, rare look into the ordi...


Russia | 8 September 2016
Russia earns more from agriculture than arms sales

One of the results of Russia's food embargo against the EU and a weaker ruble has been a remarkable boom in agriculture, reports German weekly Der Spiegel. Russian agriculture has been in decline s...



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