Friday, November 22, 2019
Fertilizer might not seem an obvious source of geopolitical tension, but with Moscow working openly and covertly to widen its sphere of power, the prospect of a politically connected Russian firm cornering a key part of the European agricultural market has raised sharp concerns, the New York Times reports....
American pollock and tuna harvesters are concerned about this year’s Farm Bill, after Alaska Republican senator Dan Sullivan has placed a provision that would force the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to more aggressively enforce the “buy American” rules required for schools to receive federal reimbursement for the meals...
The Russian Ministry of Agriculture has estimated that this year’s vegetable harvest will be a 10-year record, Izvestya reported. The Ministry’s press service stated that by the end of 2018, Russia will produce one million tons of greenhouse vegetables. This will be an increase of 12.3 percent compared to last year. The...
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has backed Russia in its dispute with Ukraine over Kiev’s anti-dumping measures imposed in 2014 on Russian ammonium nitrate used as fertilizer, Kommersant writes. The organization’s panel noted that Ukraine was also wrong when adjusting prices for Russian gas. Kiev followed the EU in implementing...
Finnish food producers that came under Russia’s food embargo four years ago, hope to return to the Russian market, Esa Wrang, head of the Food from Finland program has told Russian media. According to RIA news agency, Wrang added that the Finnish companies would like to return to Russia even though they have...
Argentina has expressed interest in the possibility of game meat deliveries from Russia, head of the Russian agricultural watchdog and chairman of the Russian-Argentine inter-governmental commission Sergey Dankvert said on Tuesday, according to TASS. "Argentina expressed interest in importing game meat. This can include different types of produce, starting from...
China and Russia have agreed to buy each other's poultry and related products, China's General Administration of Customs said this week, according to Reuters. The poultry products that can be traded between the two countries include frozen poultry meat and byproducts like frozen chicken skin, wings, and feet, the General...
Russian Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev and Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih will discuss the development of bilateral relations, including agricultural trade, during their meeting on Thursday, the Russian ministry said, according to Investing.com Russia. In August, Saudi Arabia decided to relax its bug-damage specifications for wheat imports, opening the...
Russia’s ban on western food imports facilitates the build-up of export-oriented agriculture in the country, the minister of agriculture Dmitry Patrushev said on Thursday, according to Dairy News. “While we said earlier that we had to import a portion of products, the situation has changed by now - we are...
The ongoing political tensions and sanctions that burden relations between Russia and Europe have created opportunities for African companies to enter the Russian market and fill the gap, Modern Diplomacy writes. Rex Bowden, Managing Director at Zambia-based Catalyze – International Events, said in an interview after the 27th World Food...