Russia lost from 1.3 to 1.5 billion dollars because of duties on grain supplies to Turkey, imposed in response to a ban on the import of Turkish tomatoes into Russia.Read More
According to the head of the Plant Pathology Research Institute and member of the Agriculture Ministry’s committee Ashraf Khalil, Egypt added Russia to the list of countries with signs of ergot in wheat.
All participants of the tractor run in the Kuban region got detained by the police.
The rally of farmers and truckers, started the day before from Kuban, was blocked by law enforcers.
Farmers from the Krasnodar region (Kuban) went on tractors to Moscow seeking for a meeting with federal authorities. Protesters are going to talk about corruption and illegal takeovers in the region.
7,500 tons of vegetables, fruits, and animal products were destroyed by Rosselkhoznadzor (Russia’s Agriculture Controlling Service – RRT) in 1 year.
President Vladimir Putin signed a law introducing a ban on cultivating and breeding genetically modified plants and animals in Russia.
These types of products do not fall under the Russian food embargo, and not prohibited for import into the Russian Federation.
The assistant of the Head of Rosselkhoznadzor (Russia’s agriculture controlling service – RRT) Alexey Alekseenko said that there is no infrastructure for seed production in Russia.