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    sepheronx

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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  sepheronx on Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:36 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    ExBeobachter1987 wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:The moscow times is a Finnish company and sure enough Finland is also sanctioned.  So you can put two to two together.


    • The Moscow Times was owned by Finnish Sanoma, it was not Finnish.
    • This year, it was sold to a Russian owner.


    And who is the editor? Wink

    It really doesn't matter anymore.

    What matters though, is the content.  Here is the whole article:


    Russian food producers failed to meet market requirements in most categories, according to a report published Friday by the Central Bank, the Kommersant newspaper reported. - (Link?)

    In the report, the Central Bank sums up the results of an "import substitution" agenda that was introduced because of the restrictions on food imports from the United States, the European Union, Canada, Norway and Australia.

    Imposed last August in retaliation for Western sanctions, the import restrictions have boosted Russian food industry — the report revealed growth in meat and dairy production, with a significant 25 percent increase of beef and potato output. Fish and sausage production suffered a small decline - (Sausage is part of meat processing.  Citation is needed), falling by 5 and 4 percent respectively.

    However, the Central Bank said that the development of domestic food industry so far has failed to fill the gap left by the embargo, Kommersant reported. (in what areas and what fields?  Which part of it?  CBR isn't Rosstat and there hasn't been citation yet).

    "Although the percentage of Russian products has increased, the total market volume that includes both domestic and imported products, has decreased - (What?  That makes no sense.  Of course volume in market due to import dropping when you are counting imports, will drop.  That is why you do not count it as a whole)," the report says.

    The shortages have led to soaring food prices with prices of key products rising sharply — cereals and beans prices showed the biggest increase (49.2 percent) - (Citation needed.  What key products have raised sharply?), a government analytical center revealed in a "Food Embargo" bulletin published this August.

    Here is official data:
    Food production in Russia increased by 2.1%
    According to Rosstat, in the 10 months. 2015 production of food products and beverages increased by 2.1% compared with the APPG, including in October 2015 - by 2% compared to October 2014 and 2.7% in September 2015.

    Production of meat and meat products in January-October 2015 increased by 5.2% (to the APPG), processing and canning of fish and fish products increased by 1.9%, dairy products increased by 2.2%, flour, cereal production grew 2,4%, manufacture of prepared animal feeds - 7.9%, production of other food products - by 2.4%.

    The decline at the end of 10 months. 2015 (with respect to 10 months. 2014) is marked in the processing and canning of fruits and vegetables (-1.1%), production of vegetable oils and fats (-2.5%), manufacture of beverages (-1.8%).

    Russian agriculture in the lead
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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  higurashihougi on Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:22 am

    I dunno if this is in the right topic, but...

    https://www.rt.com/news/326679-moscow-winter-warm-temperatures/

    Winters in Russia are usually not for the faint of heart. From temperatures buried in the negatives to cities grinding to a halt due to snowfall, it’s essential you’re winter-ready. This year though, it’s panned out a little differently.

    People may not be basking in sunshine but with Monday temperatures in Moscow and St. Petersburg at 9 Celsius (48.2 Fahrenheit), it’s certainly milder than people are used to. Social media has been alight with imagery that wouldn’t look out of place in spring time Russia, with trees blossoming and normally snow-laden landscapes now green.

    Python, is it also warm in St. Peterburg ? Very Happy
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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  TheArmenian on Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:28 pm

    Putin this, Putin that.... Now Putin is the cause of a Russian Pork production boom:

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-04/putin-sparks-russia-pork-boom-as-import-ban-expands-hog-breeding

    Porky Poroshenko is now jealous.
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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  flamming_python on Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:09 am

    higurashihougi wrote:Python, is it also warm in St. Peterburg ? Very Happy

    Not anymore its not. It went from +9 to -9 in just over a week.
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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  higurashihougi on Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:09 pm

    Copy from JohninMK's post.

    Thank you, J.MK.

    BELGRADE (Sputnik) — Serbian agricultural producers can replace Turkey in the Russian produce market, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Monday. Earlier in the day, Rogozin met with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and discussed a number of bilateral economic issues during his visit to the Serbian capital of Belgrade. The visit came after Russia's decree on economic restrictions against Turkey, including a food import ban on some products, came into force at the beginning of the month.

    "Today, I addressed Mr. Aleksandar Vucic with a proposal to send the minister of agriculture or some high ranking employee from the [agriculture] ministry to Moscow, in order to directly conduct talks on a multiple increase in agricultural products flow, in demand in the Russian market," Rogozin said at a press conference during his visit to Belgrade. Serbia managed to double its exports of agricultural products to Russia in 2015, however, "it is still not enough," the official added.

    According to the deputy prime minister, there is great potential for Serbian companies in the Russian construction market. "The Serbian construction industry has acquired great opportunities in Russian construction business since January 1," Rogozin said.


    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20160111/1032961377/serbia-russia-agriculture.html#ixzz3wyMN0Gq2
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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  higurashihougi on Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:31 pm

    Not a good news for Poland.

    https://www.rt.com/business/329797-mcdonalds-potatoes-fries-russia/

    McDonald's in Russia to phase out Polish potatoes

    McDonald’s restaurants operating in Russia are searching for domestic farmers grow potatoes for its french fries, reports Kommersant daily. The fast-food giant currently imports potatoes from Poland.
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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  JohninMK on Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:17 pm

    Some in the US are starting to see what is starting to happen on Russian farms.

    Moscow's retaliatory sanctions against the European Union have helped Russian farmers revitalize their country's agricultural markets, according to journalist Fred Weir.

    Journalist Fred Weir believes that Russia's "small domestic farmers" have managed to "step up" due to Moscow's retaliatory sanctions against the European Union. In his article, published by the US newspaper Christian Science Monitor, Weir specifically quoted one such farmer, Alexander Sayapin, as saying that Russia's near-complete ban on food products, including dairy imported from EU countries, created an opportunity. "We've tripled our production in the past year, and we've carved out a place in the market," Saypain said in an interview with Weir.

    Despite the persistent economic woes, Russia's agriculture seems to "be rebounding briskly", Weir said, attributing the growth to a comprehensive program of subsidies aimed at promoting private farming. The program was introduced in 2012 and includes "low-cost loans, controlled prices for fertilizers, support for producers of domestic farm machinery, and state financing for other vital elements of agricultural infrastructure", according to Weir.

    He said that all this "clearly had an impact" and that Russia, which previously was one of the largest importers of chicken and pork from North America, became a net exporter of pork for the first time in history in 2015. "Russian agricultural exports were [worth] 20 billion dollars last year, more than the country's arms sales, and are expected to grow this year," Weir said. Separately, he pointed to the sanctions adding to the revival of traditional Russian cuisine and the favorable environment for Russian producers of "old ingredients like beets, cabbage, buckwheat, tvorog (Russian-style cottage cheese), and kefir (a yogurt drink)."

    In addition, Weir mentioned his interview with Soviet military officer-turned- businessman Andrei Davidov, who currently runs his own cattle farm in the nearby city of Kaluga in central Russia. According to Weir, Davidov "now has about 150 Hereford cattle at his cattle, which he butchers himself, and he makes a comfortable living supplying a supermarket chain and a couple of restaurants" in Kaluga. Davidov said that he remains upbeat about his country's future as far as raising beef cattle is concerned. "What this country needs is 800,000 private farms raising cattle, like in the US, and then maybe we'll be an agricultural superpower," he said.

    Moscow's sanctions came in response to Western punitive measures leveled two years ago over Russia's alleged role in the Ukraine crisis. Kiev and the West have repeatedly accused Russia of backing the supporters of the Donbass region's independence in eastern Ukraine. Moscow vehemently denies the allegations.


    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20160203/1034149635/russia-sanctions-farmers.html#ixzz3z8c4sXAB
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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  JohninMK on Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:20 pm

    Due to several factors, including the rise in the US dollar, American agricultural products are becoming too expensive and uncompetitive. Meanwhile, Russian farmers are seizing leading positions in the market. The international agricultural market saw significant changes this year amid such factors as a stronger dollar, the collapse of oil prices and better crops. As a result, leading exporters have given way to new players, according to the Wall Street Journal.

    The world's biggest agricultural exporters, Canada and the US, have recently been lagging behind Russia in overall production of wheat. This year, Russia is set to export 23.5 million tons of grain. Canada can export 20 million tons, and the US — 21.8 million tons. Former leaders in the agricultural market are expected to see their lowest rates of export in 44 years.

    "Unless emerging-market currencies stop falling, the U.S. will lose more export market share and will begin to see more foreign products coming in," said Michael McDougall, director of agricultural commodities at Société Générale SA in New York.

    Consumers from other countries are currently not very enthusiastic about buying American grain due to stronger dollar, especially now that fierce competition on the international food market has considerably lowered the cost of products in general.

    "The dollar's strength is be­­coming a much bigger issue for farmers than we've seen for a while," said Chad Hart, a grain market analyst at Iowa State University (ISU) Extension. "It's really having an impact this year."

    Meanwhile, Russia has managed to balance prices and grab a larger share of established markets, such as Egypt, the newspaper noted. And that includes markets traditionally dominated by the US, so American farmers will need to get ready for diminished demand and a downslide in prices.


    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/business/20160208/1034379322/russia-oertakes-americas-position-in-world-agricultural-market.html#ixzz3zWGJMBd2
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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  higurashihougi on Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:07 pm

    Meanwhile, there is a large number of sub-human individuals who claim that "ruble price is lower and lower and that means Russian economy is collapsing"...

    White House propaganda machine is frightening.

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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  sepheronx on Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:35 pm

    Thanks to devaluation, not only has Russian agricultural product sales reached to countries they never had before (Nigeria as an example), sales of none resource based items have increased quite a bit for Russia, bringing down total export of the resource sales.
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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  higurashihougi on Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:40 pm

    Now Europe is begging for mercy Very Happy Very Happy

    https://www.rt.com/business/331830-france-lift-russia-sanctions/

    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls will meet his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev on Saturday to discuss the prospects of lifting the ban on French food imports, says Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll.

    But even if the sanction is lifted, EU's export to Russia will never recover. Because Russian has begun the process of domestication, and Russian enterprises are increasing their presence in domestic market.
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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  higurashihougi on Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:52 pm

    Now that what I should call "sanction". Cool Cool

    https://www.rt.com/business/332004-russia-us-soy-corn/

    Starting February 15, corn and soybeans from the US will no longer be welcome in Russia, announced the country's food and safety watchdog Wednesday. Rosselkhoznadzor says American producers have failed to meet Russian biological standards.

    "Since the products shipped from the United States pose a real threat to Russia, and the US guarantees are not valid, we reserve the right to introduce temporary restrictions on imports of US corn and soybeans," said Rosselkhoznadzor spokesman Aleksey Alekseenko.
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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:55 am

    Greenhouse complex with capacity of 11 thousand tons of vegetables a year running in the Belgorod region
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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  higurashihougi on Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:28 am

    Nothing much, its just France is begging for mercy

    https://www.rt.com/business/333143-france-russia-champagne-label/

    France suggests an effort to reverse economic sanctions on Moscow if Russian liquor producers stop using the "champagne" and "cognac" brands. France has been largely successful in stopping foreign liquor producers from using brands associated with its regions, but not in Russia.
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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  flamming_python on Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:46 am

    higurashihougi wrote:Nothing much, its just France is begging for mercy

    https://www.rt.com/business/333143-france-russia-champagne-label/

    France suggests an effort to reverse economic sanctions on Moscow if Russian liquor producers stop using the "champagne" and "cognac" brands. France has been largely successful in stopping foreign liquor producers from using brands associated with its regions, but not in Russia.

    LOL, they want to strip Russia of its heritage of Armenian Cognac, and Soviet Champagne?

    No deal, France. No deal.
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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  PapaDragon on Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:21 pm

    flamming_python wrote:
    higurashihougi wrote:Nothing much, its just France is begging for mercy

    https://www.rt.com/business/333143-france-russia-champagne-label/

    France suggests an effort to reverse economic sanctions on Moscow if Russian liquor producers stop using the "champagne" and "cognac" brands. France has been largely successful in stopping foreign liquor producers from using brands associated with its regions, but not in Russia.

    LOL, they want to strip Russia of its heritage of Armenian Cognac, and Soviet Champagne?

    No deal, France. No deal.

    In that case Russia should ask France to stop using word "bistro"? Cool

    Mutually assured destruction!!! lol1
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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:57 am

    PapaDragon wrote:
    flamming_python wrote:
    higurashihougi wrote:Nothing much, its just France is begging for mercy

    https://www.rt.com/business/333143-france-russia-champagne-label/

    France suggests an effort to reverse economic sanctions on Moscow if Russian liquor producers stop using the "champagne" and "cognac" brands. France has been largely successful in stopping foreign liquor producers from using brands associated with its regions, but not in Russia.

    LOL, they want to strip Russia of its heritage of Armenian Cognac, and Soviet Champagne?

    No deal, France. No deal.

    In that case Russia should ask France to stop using word "bistro"? Cool

    Mutually assured destruction!!! lol1

    Napoleon learned what Bistro meant the hard way lol!
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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  higurashihougi on Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:12 pm

    According to Western media, basically Russia is experiencing a famine Razz Razz Razz lol!

    https://www.rt.com/news/333729-tow-t90-hit-video/

    Russia to up grain production 25% by 2030 - Agriculture ministry

    The Russian agriculture ministry is predicting grain production will increase by 25 percent over the next fifteen years to 130 million tons as a part of the strategic development of the cereals market.

    https://www.rt.com/business/333699-russia-black-caviar-export/

    The export of Russian black caviar has tripled in the first eleven months of last year compared with the same period of 2014, the Russian Ministry of Agriculture reported on Friday.
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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  higurashihougi on Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:14 pm

    @Komissar: probably you already knew this ?

    https://www.rt.com/business/333944-bulgaria-farmes-losses-embargo/

    The losses incurred by farmers in Bulgaria as a result of the Russian food ban have reached 300 million lev ($167 million), the Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva said in an interview with Bulgarian national radio on Sunday.
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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  JohninMK on Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:49 pm

    Top article picked up by VT from New Eastern Outlook. Well worth the read.

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/03/07/neo-how-did-russia-build-its-food-security/
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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  higurashihougi on Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:11 pm

    If only they had not shot down the Su-24...

    https://www.rt.com/business/336601-syria-fruit-russian-market/

    Syria to replace Turkey on Russia's fruit & vegetables market

    Syria has started exporting fruit and vegetables to Russia, reports Kommersant business daily. The produce is expected to partially fill the void of banned Turkish goods.

    BTW can anybody identify the vegies in this pic ?

    https://cdn.rt.com/files/2016.03/original/56f121d8c46188a6138b45f9.jpg

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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  Project Canada on Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:33 am


    Russians Learn the Ways of the Cowboy From American Ranch Hands

    Last year, Russia’s agricultural exports exceeded its arms exports for the first time in decades. This year, they are expected to reach $20 billion.

    More than 12,000 pounds of Miratorg’s beef is consumed every month at Farsh, a hip burger restaurant on Nikolskaya, one of Moscow’s upscale streets, leading straight to one of the Kremlin towers. This is an equivalent of 17 steers. Muscovites are ready to wait a half-hour for their burgers to materialize, one of them called Bryansk Boy.

    “We have a lot to learn from the Americans,” Mr. Linnik said. “I saw how their farmers work 12 to14 hours per day. This is the basis of the nation’s prosperity.

    “One day agriculture will replace oil in terms of importance for the Russian economy,” he added, hopefully. “If we do everything right, I am sure it will.”

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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  GarryB on Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:54 am

    If the Americans are such experts at producing beef why do they limit the import of New Zealand beef and put large tarrifs on it?

    Why are they afraid we can do better for cheaper?
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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  Godric on Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:08 am

    GarryB wrote:If the Americans are such experts at producing beef why do they limit the import of New Zealand beef and put large tarrifs on it?

    Why are they afraid we can do better for cheaper?

    probably because New Zealand beef does not have hormones ... we all know how the yanks love their hormone fed beef/lamb/pork and their GM crops

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    Re: Russian Agriculture News

    Post  Project Canada on Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:01 am

    Russia may soon become leading exporter of agricultural goods

    http://sputniknews.com/russia/20160413/1037929184/green-oil-superpower.html

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