News from Russian Federation

09-04-2014 01:16 AM
Russian wheat export price growth to stall soon
Russia's wheat export price growth will stall soon due to healthy new harvest prospects and a drop in global prices of the grain, agricultural consult...
09-04-2014 01:12 AM
Russia blocks Polish dairy giant imports
Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance says it will ban imports of milk and other dairy products from Polish firm Mlek...
08-04-2014 02:35 AM
Russia bans 6 Ukrainian dairy companies
Imports from six Ukrainian dairy producers have been suspended, Russia's consumer protection agency said, in the latest sign of worsening trade relati...
03-04-2014 02:48 AM
Russian ban of Australian beef imports 'premature'
Russian authorities announced last night the country will ban frozen and chilled beef imports from Australia as of next week. But that ban has been...
02-04-2014 05:58 AM
Russia suspends imports of Australian chilled beef
A departmental spokesperson for the Department of Agriculture has confirmed that Russia has suspended imports of Australian chilled beef. It is bel...
18-03-2014 01:04 AM
Wheat price rises amid Crimea tension but drought saps Australian hopes
Australian exporters are set to benefit from the spike in wheat prices as concerns about the crisis in Ukraine, supply delays in the Americas and fear...
04-02-2014 02:39 AM
Russia halts Australia beef byproduct imports
Russia is temporarily banning the import of beef byproducts from Australia, citing the detection in shipments of a growth stimulant it prohibits and t...
31-01-2014 07:42 AM
Russian space farmers grow edible crops in space
In the future, becoming an astronaut might not involve consuming dehydrated cream of mushroom soup. According to Russian news agency RIA Novosti, “...
30-01-2014 03:25 AM
Anger over Olympic city's roaming cattle
Cows wandering the streets in the Russian Olympic city of Sochi have prompted an angry outburst from a local blogger. With the Winter Olympics litt...
29-12-2013 15:50 PM
Russia's grain exports to Egypt may revive in 2014
Russia's grain exports to Egypt, the world's largest wheat importer, may revive in 2014 due to a fall in Russian domestic prices and less active suppl...
17-12-2013 11:10 AM
Russia's wheat export prices rise
Russia's wheat export prices rose last week on demand from traders who buy grain to deliver on previously agreed contracts, while in general the marke...
12-12-2013 08:10 AM
Russia to be allowed cultivation of GMO crops
Russia wil be allowed to cultivate genetically modified crops – according to government decree number 839 dated September 23, said Russian Agroholding...
10-10-2013 07:27 AM
Russia warns Dutch over dairy, tulips in diplomatic row
Russia hinted Wednesday it may ban the import of Dutch tulips and dairy products in an escalating row between the nations sparked by the arrests of Gr...
09-10-2013 02:54 AM
Moscow trade war with Lithuania escalates with dairy import ban
The dairy industry in Lithuania has been hit with a ban on imports into neighbouring Russia. Announcing the move Moscow’s consumer protection agency p...
27-09-2013 02:14 AM
Russia restricts some beef imports from JBS, Marfrig and Minerva
Russia imposed beef import restrictions on products from plants owned by JBS SA, Marfrig Alimentos SA and Minerva SA following reports of unsanitary c...
20-09-2013 08:25 AM
A bitter ‘fertilizer war’ gripping Belarus and Russia is helping U.S. farmers
American farmers are getting an unexpected windfall from a contentious fight between Russia and Belarus, a former Soviet splinter state. The subjec...
19-09-2013 03:22 AM
Russia ends 18-year ban on British beef, lamb
Russia ended an 18-year ban on British beef and lamb by brokering a trade deal worth up to £100 million ($156.3 million) over three years, the Departm...
31-07-2013 02:54 AM
Shares in fertilizer makers plunge on price shock
Russia's Uralkali has dismantled one of the world's largest potash partnerships by pulling out of a venture with its partner in Belarus, a move it exp...
17-07-2013 00:36 AM
Russia's Tatarstan losing half of grain harvest to drought
Russia’s Tatarstan Republic, the country’s fifth largest grain-growing region, will lose half of the 5 million metric ton grain crop it expected this ...
11-07-2013 02:40 AM
Russian investors interested in Colombian agricultural sector
A significant group of Russian entrepreneurs expressed their interest to the Colombian Government in making large investments in Colombia's agricultur...
28-06-2013 09:18 AM
Russia buying U.S. cattle at rapid pace
Russia is gobbling up live cattle from U.S. producers at a rapid rate and paying top dollar in many cases. "There is amazing opportunity over there...
25-06-2013 09:45 AM
Kazakhstan and Russia join efforts to counter locusts
Kazakhstan and Russian are joining efforts in countering locusts, Cannel 7 reports. An invasion of the insects has been registered in the bordering...
06-06-2013 09:03 AM
Russia bans beef and poultry imports from Brazil Marfrig plants
The beef slaughterhouses include Minerva Foods in Palmeiras, Goias state, and a Marfrig unit in Mineiros, Goias, while the poultry facility was that o...
29-05-2013 10:08 AM
Putin promises support for Russian pork and poultry industries
Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised that the government will provide special support to Russia’s poultry and pork producers, which are curre...
25-04-2013 10:56 AM
Russia's grain exports fall 40%
Russia's grain exports in the current marketing period to April 17 fell 40% on the year earlier because of a poor harvest in 2012 caused by drought, t...
16-04-2013 09:28 AM
Study reveals GMO corn to be highly toxic
A leaked study examining genetically-modified corn reveals that the lab-made alternative to organic crops contains a startling level of toxic chemical...
05-04-2013 09:46 AM
After horrific winter, Russian farmers worry about climate
The past month has brought record-breaking snowfall and cold snaps throughout central Russia. But the bad weather has done much more than spoil people...
04-04-2013 09:23 AM
Demand for Russian grain to double by 2030
The 46-million ton projection is contained in the long-term forecast for Russia’s social and economic development up to 2030, as approved by Russian P...
03-04-2013 09:55 AM
Healthier lifestyles drives Russian organic farming
While Russians are ready to pay for organic food higher prices, the new business niche is increasingly expanding. This indicates that new legislative ...
21-03-2013 09:32 AM
Russia to allocate funds for livestock feed
Russian Ministry of Agriculture is going to allocate 15 bln rubles (US$ 500 mln) for livestock producers in the form of subsides for purchasing feed, ...
15-03-2013 09:09 AM
Russia to allocate over $55m to support private farmers
The Russian government will allocate additional funds to private farmers in 2013, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said. "It is planned to allocate 1...
27-02-2013 09:19 AM
Russia limits poultry imports from Germany after bird flu
The Russian veterinary and phytosanitary oversight service Rosselkhoznadzor has introduced temporary curbs on German poultry that has not been thermal...
18-02-2013 09:20 AM
Serbia and Russia sign agricultural cooperation agreement
Serbia's Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management Goran Knezevic and Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Nikolai Fedorov s...
12-02-2013 11:10 AM
Russia may cancel import tax on grains
Russia, the world’s third biggest wheat exporter last season, will decide on measures to cancel the country’s 5 percent import duty on grains before A...
08-02-2013 08:39 AM
Russian winter crop damage may be less than estimate
Russia’s winter grains may have escaped some damage forecast by the government because of warm weather in southern areas last month, the Institute for...
07-02-2013 10:01 AM
Russia includes turkey in meat ban
Russia will impose a temporary ban on US turkey meat imports on concerns about the use of ractopamine, a feed additive, Russia’s Veterinary and Phyto-...
02-02-2013 17:38 PM
Russia has food for the whole world: Deputy PM
Russia is capable of providing food for the entire world, like it did before the 1917 Revolution, the country’s Deputy PM Arkady Dvorkovich told Rossi...
24-01-2013 08:00 AM
Hogs, cattle defy Russia's threat
Considering Russia came out and said they may put in place some type of ban on U.S. and Canadian pork and beef Wednesday, this market did a great job ...
22-01-2013 06:23 AM
Foreign groups milk growth in Russian dairy market
Foreign farm groups reported headway boosting dairy production in a Russian market which offers "excellent conditions" for growth to meet the output v...
16-01-2013 07:35 AM
Russian soybean demand rising on poultry growth
Government programs in Russia aimed at boosting poultry and livestock production are spurring increased demand for soybean meal used in feed, Oil Worl...
15-01-2013 06:26 AM
Russia's feed wheat prices to hit new highs in 2013
Finishing this year with more than 75% gain, Russian feed wheat prices are expected to reach new highs this year due to tight supply and worsening pro...
03-01-2013 09:15 AM
Russia helps farmers, consumers by allowing grain exports
Russia's decision not to ban grain exports after another poor harvest shows its leaders recognize that the embargo imposed after the failed 2010 crop ...
28-12-2012 09:28 AM
Russia bans Bulgarian meat and dairy imports
Russia is imposing a ban on the import of meat and dairy produce by five Bulgarian meat and dairy farms. The decision was taken by this country’s R...
21-12-2012 09:49 AM
Feed costs reducing Russia poultry industry profits
The profitability of poultry farming in Russia has been in decline by an average of 1% each year since 2005, due to increasing feed prices. This is ac...
20-12-2012 09:45 AM
Russian land selling for as low as 2% of EU values
Russian land prices are amongst the cheapest among major agricultural nations, depressed by a switch to selling among farm operators, with even the mo...
14-12-2012 09:14 AM
Saudi investor ties up with Russian farmer to sell grain
A Saudi Arabian investment company has set up a joint venture with SAHO, a Siberian grain producer, to ship Russian wheat and barley to the Middle Eas...
13-12-2012 08:42 AM
Somerset farmer swaps Exmoor for Siberia
Life is tough on Exmoor in the winter, but the temperature never drops nearly as low as on former West Country farmer Michael Ware’s farm – in Siberia...
13-12-2012 08:37 AM
Russia, Brazil to discuss meat imports
Due to the problems associated with imports to Russia of meat from countries that use ractopamine, specialists from Russia and Brazil are set to enter...
13-12-2012 08:31 AM
Russia restricts U.S. pork, beef imports
Meat imports to Russia from producers using ractopamine must be tested and certified free of the feed additive, the country's veterinary regulator sai...
12-12-2012 08:59 AM
Canada not changing tests for meat exports to Russia
Canada is not developing new tests for the feed additive ractopamine in beef and pork exports to Russia, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said on Tuesd...