Sunday, August 25, 2019
Existing intensive orchards in Russia have already proved their efficiency and productivity, but are not enough to saturate the country’s market, which is why the potential for intensive apple horticulture investment remains high, Vostock Capital says in a report published by Fresh Plaza.  Intensive orchards are so attractive because of...
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has cut forecasts for Russia’s wheat crop and exports in the 2019-2020 season, Interfax reports.  Russian experts are downgrading their forecasts for a rise in grain exports due to bad weather in some of the country’s regions, and point to low stocks. However,...
In a move seen as opening the door to Russian grain imports, Saudi Arabia's state supplier SAGO said it will relax its bug-damage specifications for wheat imports from its next tender, Reuters reported.  Governor Ahmad Al Fares told the news agency that SAGO is relaxing its limits for bug-damage in...
Strong forecasts for the European harvest as well as a weak ruble pressured Russian wheat export prices last week, as competition from other exporters increased, Reuters reported citing analysts. Russian agricultural consultancy SovEcon said that Black Sea prices for wheat with 12.5% protein content fell $2 to $195 per ton...
Russia will suspend supplies of pome and stone fruits from China starting August 10 due to cases of contaminated products' deliveries, RBC reports. A representative of the country’s veterinary and phytosanitary watchdog (Rosselkhodnadzor) told reporters on Wednesday the ban will be extended on plums, nectarines, apricots, peaches, cherry plums, cherries,...
The captain of the Roxen, a Finnish fishing boat with an Estonian crew detained in the Baltic Sea in May by the Border Service of Russia for illegal fishing, has been released, his attorney Igor Voskoboinik told Interfax on Tuesday. "Investigative authorities lifted the preventive measure for non-departure from the...
After growing consistently over the past decade, Russian poultry production dropped by 5.1% to 1.5 million tons in the first five months of the year, Global Meat News reported.   Frozen poultry production down by as much as 24% year-on-year, the news website wrote, citing official data and industry estimates. According...
More and more Russian food producers are catering for the domestic Muslim community, which accounts for around 15 percent of Russia's population and is set to expand, and in some cases are also setting their sights on export, AFP reports.  The manager of a sausage factory near Moscow, Arslan Gizatullin...
China has agreed with Russian authorities to “deepen trade in soybeans and other agricultural products” during a meeting this week, the South China Morning Post reports citing commerce minister Zhong Shan. Zhong, a recent addition to Beijing’s negotiating team in trade war talks with Washington, met with the Russian minister...
The head of Russia’s state fisheries authority, Ilya Shestakov, said on Thursday his agency estimates the potential of the fishing industry at 2 trillion rubles ($31.7 billion), Port News reports. "We have conducted a research, we estimate the multiplicative effect of (Russian) fishing industry at 2 trillion rubles, which...