Friday, 17.08.2018
Chinese farmers are already expressing interest in working on about one million hectares of arable land in Russia’s Far East region, which the Russian government has made available, an official in Moscow has said. According to the South China Morning Post, Valery Dubrovskiy, director of investment for the Far East...
The holder of the largest pollock quota in Russia's fishing industry, Russian Fishery,  has recently rolled out of a massive $800 million investment program, while an ownership shake-up and a new CEO complete a year of changes for the company, IntraFish reports. Fedor Kirsanov, formerly deputy CEO at the...
Eight Russian seafood companies will build new production facilities in exchange for quotas for Atlantic cod, haddock, and other fish species, assigned to them by Russia's federal fishery agency, Rosrybolovstvo, Dp.ru reports. The total investment in the new facilities will exceed 5.4 billion rubles ($81.5 million), according to the agency. Rybotorgovaya Setj...
Combined wheat production in the European Union, Russia, and Ukraine is forecast down 12 percent from last year to the lowest level in 5 years, Reuters reports. The EU wheat crop is down 9 percent from last year on hot, dry weather in the northern Member States, while production in...
A new law regulating production, storing and transportation of organic produce in Russia has been signed by President Vladimir Putin, Rusexporter reports. The decree bans agrochemicals, pesticides, antibiotics growth stimulators and hormones. The new law, previously approved by both chambers of the Russian Parliament, will enter force on January 1, 2020....
A drought damaging this year’s wheat harvest in Germany is likely to cut the country's exports and customers may have to be supplied with grain from other regions, like Russia and Ukraine, leading German agricultural trading group BayWa AG said on Thursday. The company’s CEO Klaus Josef Lutz said the company...
Russia's ministry of agriculture is considering plans to incorporate fishing industry services giant FSUE National Fish Resources (NFR), also known as Natrbresource, into a new state-owned company, Kommersant wrote citing a draft bill outlining the move’s details. The move would enable NFR, which provides key services in main fishing ports in...
Frequent rain and high air humidity in July resulted in too wet topsoil in Russian grain fields, which has locally caused a dangerous agrometeorological event such as “excessive soil moisture content at the time of grain harvest,” UkrAgroConsult reports. The European part of Russia was dominated by warm weather (up...
Russian veterinary and phytosanitary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said on Monday that the country has started supplying wheat to Brazil for the first time in eight years, Interfax news agency reports. "The first lot of Russian wheat amounting to 26.2 thousand tonnes was shipped to Brazil from the Kaliningrad Region for the first...
Russia has destroyed more than 26,000 metric tons of food in the three years since the country’s government launched an embargo on imported agricultural products from Western countries in retaliation for U.S. and EU sanctions, Interfax reports. The Kremlin ordered the physical destruction of food from the Western countries that...