Saturday, January 25, 2020
Unusually warm weather has not affected Russia's winter grain crop, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reported on Thursday, citing the acting head of Russian weather forecaster Hydrometcentre. This winter has been unusually warm and dry in Russia, the world's largest wheat exporter. An increasing lack of moisture in the soil has been seen...
A Japanese fishermen's association said Wednesday that one of cod fishing boats was seized by Sakhalin authorities at sea and taken it to a Russian-controlled island in the Kuril archipelago, for which the two countries have a long-standing dispute, Kyodo news agency reported. Six fishermen were on the boat but...
Wheat futures extended gains and reached the highest levels in over 18 on Wednesday with potential export curbs by Russia underpinning prices, Reuters reported. The Chicago March future was at a six-month high on expanded export business and word that Russia may limit wheat exports through June. Corn and soybean...
Russian veterinary and phytosanitary authority Rosselkhoznadzor has authorized three Chinese eel and sturgeon producers to export products to Russia, the watchdog said on Tuesday, according to TASS. "Based on a guarantee of the Chinese side, Rosselkhoznadzor authorized supplies from three Chinese enterprises (two eel producers and one sturgeon producer," the...
The Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) has decided to temporarily ban the import of citrus from China after intercepting harmful organisms in shipments of these fruits, Retail.ru reports.  After issuing a warning to China on December 13, 2019, the watchdog made the measure effective on January...
The world's largest epidemic of African plague has destroyed a quarter of the world's pigs, and some countries have lost more than half of their animals in a year and are already facing an acute shortage of meat. When the epidemic ends, no one knows. The African swine fever (ASF)...
In 2019, Russia harvested a minimal rye crop over the past 50 years due to adverse weather conditions and a decrease in the sown area over the course of several decades; this led to an increase in the cost of rye flour, which became more expensive than wheat, experts...
Russia’s food safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has destroyed almost six tons of illegally sold pears from Belarus on Wednesday, after 25 tons were already disposed of on Tuesday, Charter 97 reports. On December 31, Rosselkhoznadzor destroyed almost six tons of pears at the range near the village of Shchitniki, which it had seized...
Russia’s Rosselkhoznadzor said on Monday it would impose temporary restrictions on imports of citrus fruit from China starting on Jan. 6, RNS reports. The agriculture safety watchdog, which first warned about possible restrictions on Dec. 13 after finding pests in several supplies, said that measures taken so far by China...
Russia’s United Grain Company has signed its first contract for supplies to Iran, Kommersant wrote on Thursday. By the end of January 2020, some 130,000 tonnes of grain will be delivered and talks on further exports are in progress, the business newspaper said. The company (50% plus one stake belongs...