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    Post  Kiko Thu Jan 25, 2024 2:48 pm

    Russian dairy exports soar, 01.25.2024.

    Domestically made goods in the segment are now sold to 60 countries.

    Russia’s exports of dairy products increased by 18% year-on-year in 2023, the head of the National Union of Dairy Producers, Artyom Belov, said on Monday, as cited by TASS.

    ”The growth of consumption and exports has become a major driver for the domestic market over the past several years, particularly in 2023,” Belov said, adding that “consumption rose by nearly 5% versus 2022.”

    He added that Russia had begun exporting the types of dairy products for which demand is high globally, including those considering dairy commodities. “For example, exports of powdered skim milk saw a nearly fivefold growth, while suppliers of powdered whey almost tripled,” Belov explained.

    Meanwhile, Vladimir Skvortsov, the head of food and processing at the Russian Agriculture Ministry, said that Russian dairy products are now sold to around 60 countries and that almost three-quarters of domestic enterprises export their output.

    ”Traditionally, Russia sells dairy products to the CIS states and former Soviet countries,” Skvortsov said, adding that the latter category has seen a strong expansion.

    He also mentioned that Russian producers had started exporting products to Algeria, the world’s second-biggest consumer of dairy.

    Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev recently noted that raw milk production in the country has been growing over the past five years, adding that it reached 33.5 million metric tons in 2023, nearly 0.5 million metric tons more than during the previous year.

    https://www.rt.com/business/591141-russia-dairy-exports-surge/

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    Post  Kiko Fri Jan 26, 2024 11:32 am

    Russia’s earnings from food exports hit record high – minister, 01.26.2024.

    The country’s revenues from the sector exceeded $45 billion in 2023, preliminary data shows.

    Russia raked in record earnings from agricultural exports last year, Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev has announced, citing preliminary estimates.

    Speaking at a ministerial meeting on Wednesday, Patrushev said that cross-border sales of agricultural goods brought Moscow more than $45 billion in 2023. He noted that the figure is likely to rise once final calculations are made.

    “The production indicators have allowed Russia to reaffirm its status as a net exporter of agricultural products,” the ministry’s press service cited Patrushev as saying.

    The minister noted that Russia’s grain harvest amounted to 147 million tons last year, just short of the 157 million record reached in 2022. Milk production increased by 500,000 tons, and meat production surged by 300,000 tons. Fish production was the highest in 30 years, at 5.3 million tons. Output of salmon was particularly high at over 600,000 tons, making Russia the world's top salmon producer, according to the minister.

    The Agriculture Ministry earlier estimated that Russia’s grain for export this growing season totaled 60 million tons. The country has been the world’s largest exporter of grain in recent years thanks to bumper harvests and attractive pricing, despite Western sanctions that have hampered the country’s foreign trade. Russia has also been supplying free grain to a number of African countries that are facing food insecurity.

    The ministry has not yet published data on the geographical breakdown of Russia’s agricultural exports in 2023. In 2022, the top destinations were China, Türkiye, the EU, Kazakhstan, Belarus, South Korea, and Egypt.

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    Post  Kiko Sat Jan 27, 2024 11:26 am

    The West fears Russia's food monopoly, by Gleb Prostakov for VZGLYAD. 01.27.2024.

    Ukrainian black soils are perhaps the most valuable thing that the country now has against the backdrop of the destruction of a significant part of industry and infrastructure during military operations. Russia's share in global grain exports is at 20%. To increase this share to 30%, Russia needs to take control of at least the entire eastern part of Ukraine.

    Perhaps, after a while, a resourceful historiographer, talking about military operations in Ukraine, will call them “a battle against three corporations.” Cargill, Dupont and Monsanto, headquartered in the United States, directly and indirectly control a significant part of Ukrainian agricultural land. And when Trump supporters accuse current President Biden that American foreign policy in Ukraine is not based on economic interests, they are openly disingenuous. There is such interest - and this is Ukrainian black soil.

    The other day, the French Foreign Ministry made an interesting statement, linking in one sentence a possible military defeat of Ukraine with Russia’s seizure of control over the world grain market. The recently appointed French Foreign Minister Stephane Sejournet said that Russia could take control of 30% of world wheat exports in the event of Ukraine's defeat . In this case, the French minister probably simply acted as a speaker on behalf of the main owners of Ukrainian black soil, among which French companies, in particular AgroGeneration, do not occupy a leading role.

    Ukrainian black soils are perhaps the most valuable thing that the country now has against the backdrop of the destruction of a significant part of industry and infrastructure during military operations. Ukraine's fertile soils account for 9% of the world's black soil reserves and 30% of European reserves, covering almost 50% of the country's territory.

    In 2020, President Zelensky signed a scandalous law on the agricultural land market, according to which the latter became a commodity. For many years before this, a moratorium on the purchase and sale of agricultural land was in effect in Ukraine and was repeatedly extended. With the adoption of the law, a start was given - albeit with some restrictions - to the concentration of land in the hands of large Ukrainian agricultural oligarchs, including Myronivsky Hliboproduct of Yuriy Kosyuk, Kernel of Vladimir Verevsky, Ukrlandfarming of Oleg Bakhmatyuk and others.

    For the first three years, the law acted primarily in favor of local large businesses. Despite the formal ban on the purchase of land by legal entities, there were loopholes that allowed this to be done at low cost. For example, exceptions were made for companies leasing land for at least three years. It is clear that it was Ukrainian agricultural holdings that acted as such tenants and, accordingly, received a priority right to purchase.

    In turn, Ukrainian landlords, de facto, acted as piglets for slaughter. They fed well and grew in land banks with one goal - to sell themselves at a higher price to foreign giants of agribusiness - the already mentioned Cargill, Dupont, Monsanto, behind which, in turn, loom the largest financial holdings, primarily Blackrock and Vanguard. Ukrainian companies actively launched IPOs or directly sold shares to foreigners.

    In 2022, the Australian National Review reported that the three corporations mentioned had purchased 17 million of the 62 million hectares of Ukrainian agricultural land, that is, almost a third of all arable land. There is less arable land in all of Italy than was purchased by foreigners in Ukraine.

    France's panicky statements about a possible loss of control over the grain market did not appear by chance. Political competition and public pressure, however, forced Zelensky to delay the entry into force of the main provisions of the law on the land market. And on January 1, 2024, the last restrictions were lifted. Loopholes are no longer needed - legal entities have the right to buy agricultural land. The limits of plots for sale have been increased from 100 to 10 thousand hectares.

    The emerging opportunities to complete the absorption of Ukrainian lands by foreign capital were significantly complicated by the risks from the special operation carried out by Russia in Ukraine. If you look at the map of Ukrainian black soils, we will find that the most fertile lands are located in the southern and central parts of Ukraine, including in the lands that became part of Russia - Zaporozhye, Kherson regions, Donetsk People's Republic. The most fertile chernozems are also located in Odessa, Poltava, Vinnitsa, Kirovograd, and Kharkov regions.

    Another important point. Owning land without access to the Black Sea coast and port facilities of Odessa and Nikolaev is meaningless. In this sense, Odessa, mentioned more than once by Vladimir Putin as a native Russian city, becomes the Alpha and Omega of resolving the issue of power and property in Ukraine.

    Ukraine, like Russia, is one of the five largest producers and exporters of grain. Russia is number one, Ukraine is in fifth place. Russia's share in global grain exports is at 20%. To bring this share to 30%, according to the head of the French Foreign Ministry, Russia needs to take control of at least the entire eastern part of Ukraine, as well as the ports of Odessa and Nikolaev. Apparently, Paris takes this prospect quite seriously.

    If this forecast comes true, Moscow will receive an instrument of influence on the world economy even more powerful than oil and gas. By controlling the production and export of grain in the Black Sea region, Russia will become a key supplier of food to the world market, and will itself be able to impose sanctions on the supply of key raw materials against unfriendly states.

    https://vz.ru/opinions/2024/1/27/1250238.html

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    Post  GarryB Sun Jan 28, 2024 12:37 am

    If this forecast comes true, Moscow will receive an instrument of influence on the world economy even more powerful than oil and gas. By controlling the production and export of grain in the Black Sea region, Russia will become a key supplier of food to the world market, and will itself be able to impose sanctions on the supply of key raw materials against unfriendly states.

    Russia has not used oil or gas supplies as a weapon and has supplied grain and food to poor countries for FREE.

    Suggesting Russia would use food as a weapon mistakes Russia for being like the west.... evil greedy bastards... the west doesn't give a shit about Russia starving third world countries, or any country, what pisses them off is if Russia takes that territory and those ports then that reduces the wests ability to use that food potential as a weapon against the rest of the world... it weakens the ability of the west to be a bully and make threats to get its way in all things.

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    Post  kvs Sun Jan 28, 2024 1:06 am

    How quickly these clowns forget that Russia as part of the USSR was a big grain importer in the 1980s and running into the 1990s. Now it is painted
    as a threat because it has a surplus it can export.

    These NATzO f*cks are a special kind of hater retard. Basic economics dictates that Russia's new supply of grain on the market since the 1990s
    has helped keep global grain prices low and affordable for most the planet. This is supposed to be a "threat". The same as Russia controlling
    its own Arctic waters and shelf resources.

    bounce

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    Post  sepheronx Sun Jan 28, 2024 5:10 am

    Russia doesn't need Ukraine to gain more grain export. That is so dumb. There are so many kinds of grains they can grow in the land they have now. Russia still barely utilizes their land for more food development. Hence why they rent out land to China, NK and others.

    I know people aren't smart and can't figure this out, but seriously.

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    Post  ALAMO Sun Jan 28, 2024 8:51 am

    GarryB wrote:
    Russia has not used oil or gas supplies as a weapon and has supplied grain and food to poor countries for FREE.

    Yet it hasn't stopped the western delusional propaganda claiming them of doing so.
    You should separate the difference in reality versus the meta world they are building.
    Russia has a great potential in food production as it is, and at the end of the absorption of Ukro remains it will be surely the worlds bigger food producer.
    Any "western" hegemony would benefit from the position just as it is, on the spot.
    That is why they claim the same for Russkie, no matter if there is a single reason for that.

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    Post  GarryB Mon Jan 29, 2024 12:12 am

    They have been suffering from Wrongthink and YesManism for a few decades now and where has it gotten them?

    When they keep it up, even as things are falling around them, I can't see them lasting even one more decade... and honestly I don't care.

    The majority of the people of the west are happy to think what their governments and biggest richest companies tell them via their free independent media, and any dissenting view is at best a putin puppet, or at worst a traitor like Assange or Snowden or Manning.

    It is ironic that Chelsea Manning should be a postergirl for doing the right thing and exposing the truth.... remember there are only two tennants in the American code of conduct.... truth and justice... and neither was applied. The person revealing the criminal activity of the US government was silenced and put in prison while those committing those criminal acts continue to this day and go unpunished... and the truth is covered up by the western independent media... because they are not independent nor free... which means the people of the west are not free because they never get all the facts... in fact they are wound up like a suicide bomber and pushed towards the enemy, whether that be the Russians or Muslims or anything else at that time.

    I am not a Jehovahs witness... it is not my job to go door to door saving souls. Let the people of the west enjoy their holy crusade against Russians (the wrong christian) and Chinese (heathen unbelievers) and Palestinians (Killed less jews than the Germans did, but still the bad guys).

    But that is a trend isn't it... Poland will never forget what stalin did to their officers, but Stephan who? The numbers are rather clear, but the attitude is different and does not reflect reality...

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    Post  ALAMO Mon Jan 29, 2024 8:17 am

    GarryB wrote:

    But that is a trend isn't it... Poland will never forget what stalin did to their officers, but Stephan who? The numbers are rather clear, but the attitude is different and does not reflect reality...

    Poland has a strange habit of messianism, and that is a whole constructed problem.
    Kids are being taught using romantic literature created in the XIX century that builds this myth. Of us being somehow in a worse condition rather than any others.
    While tons of European countries did not exist at the very same moment in history, and the continent was being reconstructed after Napoleon's lost crusades.
    Which Poles took a part of as invaders, from Spain through Haiti, Madagascar and Russia.
    Katyn mass murder was a cynical and cruel crime committed on POW.
    But as for most of the cases in history, there are multiple shades of the case, starting with a fact that in general, Russians have hardly anything to do with it. Order was given by Stalin who was Georgian. Voroshilov who cosigned the document was Ukrainian. Mikoyan was Armenian. Kaganovich was a Jew. Kalinin and Molotov were Russians indeed, but as the act was orchestrated by Stalin's direct order, it was him to blame, right?
    So why is Polish rage so much selective in targeting only one nationality for the crime?
    A newly established Russian entity post-1991 accepted it's responsibility for it, as a matter of legal succession of the Soviet Union. Gave a clear declaration of it being a crime, and formally apologized for it. Not once, not twice, but several times, on the highest level by both Jeltsin and Putin.
    Neither Georgia, nor Armenia, nor Ukraine did so.
    Some studies of Stalin's personal life and character suggest the whole crime was driven by his very own feeling of rage against the Soviet POWs of 1920 war, which was utter nonsense.
    Indeed, thousands of the Soviet POWs died in Polish captivity in 1919 to 1921, but nobody murdered them deliberately.
    Miserable conditions of transportation and habitation led to inevitable epidemics of typical diseases like typhus or dysentery, but even Polish medical staff fell victim to it.
    Poland in 1920 simply could not afford better conditions to almost 80k freshly taken POW, especially as the Soviet offensive ended at the outskirts of Warsaw, leaving half of the country war-devastated.
    Every case like that should be carefully investigated by common historical commissions, to put a stop to an ongoing spiral of hate based on ignorance. And we had quite a good experience and cooperation with the Russian side well into 2000s.
    It all started to deteriorate when Anglosaxons decided to kill Europe.

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