Russia Farming & Agriculture
Vladimir Putin suggests he will work on a farm if he loses Russian election
The German Farmer Who Built a 60,000 Head Dairy Juggernaut in Russia (Video)
Russia reports outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu -OIE
Трамп встретился с исполнителем песни «Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen»
Army exercise blunts bumper Belarus mushroom harvest
Russian ban on Turkish tomatoes bears domestic fruit
Russia actively increasing the export of poultry meat
2018-02-15 12:27:05 The Russian poultry industry has been developing rapidly during the last several years, leading to a significant increase in its poultry meat production and satisfaction of the country's domestic needs for this product. According to Information-Analytical Agency EMEAT, the volume of production of poultry meat in Russia amounted to 4,087.4 thousand tons in slaughter weight (5,561.1 thousand tons in live weight) for the period of January to November 2017   Read More ...
Vladimir Putin suggests he will work on a farm if he loses Russian election
2018-02-02 19:04:37 Vladimir Putin has visited an agricultural equipment factory, and quipped that if he were to lose upcoming elections, he might choose a new career in farming. The Russian president made the comments while sitting in a combine harvester simulator at the Rostselmash factory in Rostov-on-Dom. If things didn't go well in the upcoming election, "I'll start work as a combine driver after March 18", Putin said, according to footage published by state-funded news network RT   Read More ...
The German Farmer Who Built a 60,000 Head Dairy Juggernaut in Russia (Video)
2018-01-11 19:04:02 One of Putin’s biggest fans and a prominent businessman in the agriculture industy, Stefan Dürr has built a farming empire in Russia. Dürr emigrated from Germany to Siberia when he was a student and now has his own empire in Russia. He owns at least 200,000 hectares of land and has 60,000 cows and 4,000 employees. Two years ago Vladimir Putin personally handed him the certificate of Russian citizenship   Read More ...
Azerbaijan Decided Not to Ban Poultry Meat Imports from Russia
2018-01-06 00:29:40 AZERBAIJAN - Azerbaijan does not import poultry meat and its products from the Kostroma region of Russia, where bird flu was detected, so there is no need to impose a ban on the imports of these products, said Yolchu Khanvali, head of the press service of the State Veterinary Control Service under the Agriculture Ministry of Azerbaijan. He told Trend News Agency that Azerbaijan imports poultry meat and its products from Turkey, Brazil and Ukraine, and eggs from Ukraine and Turkey   Read More ...
OIE Reports Highly Pathogenic H5N2 Bird Flu Outbreak in Kostroma Oblast
2018-01-03 00:20:29 RUSSIA - On 29 December 2017, Dr Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister at the Ministry of Agriculture, sent the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) a report, notifying them of an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu. The outbreak was initially observed on 17 December 2017 and confirmed two days later (19 December) after a reverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test was conducted at the All-Russian Research Institute for Animal Health (FGBI-ARRIAH), where the result was positive   Read More ...
Russia reports outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu: OIE
2017-12-30 13:34:25 Russia has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu on a farm in the Kostromskaya Oblast region, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Friday. The disease was detected on December 17 and led to the culling of more than 660,000 birds, the OIE said, citing a report from the Russian ministry of agriculture. It did not specify the type of birds that were infected   Read More ...
Russia reports virulent H5N2 bird flu at 660,000-bird farm: OIE
2017-12-29 19:07:26 PARIS (Reuters) - Russia has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu on a farm in the central region of Kostromskaya Oblast that led to the death of more than 660,000 birds, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Friday. The virus killed more than 44,000 birds in an outbreak first detected on Dec. 17, the OIE said, citing a report from the Russian Ministry of Agriculture   Read More ...
Russia reports outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu -OIE
2017-12-29 17:45:27 PARIS (REUTERS) - Russia has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu on a farm in the Kostromskaya Oblast region, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Friday (Dec 29). The disease was detected on Dec 17 and led to the culling of more than 660,000 birds, the OIE said, citing a report from the Russian ministry of agriculture   Read More ...
Russia reports outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu - OIE
2017-12-29 16:48:59 PARIS (Reuters) - Russia has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu on a farm in the Kostromskaya Oblast region, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Friday. The disease was detected on Dec. 17 and led to the culling of more than 660,000 birds, the OIE said, citing a report from the Russian ministry of agriculture   Read More ...
Russia reports outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu: OIE
2017-12-29 16:41:38 PARIS (Reuters) - Russia has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu on a farm in the Kostromskaya Oblast region, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Friday. The disease was detected on Dec. 17 and led to the culling of more than 660,000 birds, the OIE said, citing a report from the Russian ministry of agriculture   Read More ...
Трамп встретился с исполнителем песни «Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen»
2017-11-08 00:03:30 Президент США Дональд Трамп во время визита в Японию встретился с исполнителем Пико-Таро, ставшим известным благодаря хиту «Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen». На снимках вместе с Пико-Таро, делающим свой фирменный жест, и Трампом также присутствует премьер-министр Японии Синдзо Абэ. По данным The Guardian, исполнителя пригласили на ужин, чтобы поддержать оптимистичный настрой во время встречи. Ранее Трамп признавался, что ему нравится эта песня, а его внучка сама ее исполняла   Read More ...
СМИ: Автор песни Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen споёт для Трампа в Японии
2017-10-30 11:02:13 Исполнитель вирусной песни Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen Пикотаро споёт свой хит про ананас, яблоко и ручку для президента США Дональда Трампа в ходе его визита в Японию. Как сообщает Japan Times, премьер-министр Японии Синдзо Абэ хочет поддерживать Трампа в оптимистичном настроении в ходе его визита, который состоится с 5 по 7 ноября. По данным источника в правительстве, Пикотаро исполнит песню во время обеда Трампа и Абэ   Read More ...
My Moscow Watermelon Prophet Says: Buy Gold and Rubles - Dump the Dollar
2017-09-28 14:11:51 It is a lovely partly sunny early morning with a refreshing 54 (F) degree breeziness. As is usual I walked over to the farmers market down the street to pick up some fruits and veggies for later, before the crowds pick through the nicest offerings. There (again) in front of the melons was my “Znakhar” (Seeress) woman I wrote about in the past   Read More ...
Army exercise blunts bumper Belarus mushroom harvest
2017-09-15 18:35:50 The Russian-led Zapad 2017 military exercises in Belarus are news because of NATO fears about their wider strategic implications, but some villagers are more worried about tanks disrupting this year's bumper mushroom harvest. You will find no criticism of Zapad 2017 on state-controlled TV, but other media have relayed complaints about draconian bans on entering forested areas where the exercises are taking place   Read More ...
Cherkizovo Group Ranks as Russia's Top Meat Producer
2017-09-11 12:16:49 RUSSIA - PJSC Cherkizovo Group, the largest vertically integrated meat and feed producer in Russia, last week announced that it has come first in the 2016 Agroinvestors ranking of Russia’s top meat producers. According to Rosstat data, production of livestock and poultry for slaughter in all farms was about 9.9 million tonnes in market weight last year, a 3.1 per cent increase compared to 2015   Read More ...
Russian ban on Turkish tomatoes bears domestic fruit
2017-08-04 08:00:47 MOSCOW: A ban on Turkish tomato imports that was motivated by geopolitics has inspired Russia to become self-sufficient in tomato production, a windfall for companies who invested in the technology that would increase year-round production. Russia has been ramping up production of meats, cheese and vegetables since it banned most Western food imports in 2014 as a retaliatory measure for sanctions meant to punish Russia's support of rebels in eastern Ukraine and annexation of Crimea   Read More ...
Russian ban on Turkish tomatoes bears domestic fruit
2017-08-04 07:47:38 MOSCOW (Reuters) - A ban on Turkish tomato imports that was motivated by geopolitics has inspired Russia to become self-sufficient in tomato production, a windfall for companies who invested in the technology that would increase year-round production. Russia has been ramping up production of meats, cheese and vegetables since it banned most Western food imports in 2014 as a retaliatory measure for sanctions meant to punish Russia's support of rebels in eastern Ukraine and annexation of Crimea   Read More ...
Cobb Champion award goes to Russia
2017-08-02 00:18:16 The latest Cobb Champion award for broiler performance has gone to Chicken Kingdom company, located in Lipetsk, Russia, and part of Cherkizovo Group. The awards were introduced last year to recognise annual world-class performance at breeder, broiler and hatchery level in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This award was in recognition of ‘exceptional broiler performance’ in 2016 shown in the average results – liveweight 1   Read More ...
Russia warns dairy restrictions possible after butter tests
2017-07-13 06:11:23 Russia is warning of a potential restriction on New Zealand dairy products after finding butter from this country tested positive twice for the antibiotic tetracycline. News agency Dairy Reporter said Russia has warned of a potential restriction on New Zealand dairy products after some butter tested positive twice for the veterinary medicine tetracycline. Russia's government said if it continued to find the antibiotic, it would limit the supply of milk products from New Zealand   Read More ...
Cherkizovo Announces Completion of NAPKO Acquisition
2017-05-02 12:53:00 RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group has announced its completion of the acquisition of 100 per cent of NAPKO, one of Russia’s leading grain producers. The transaction includes the acquisition of NAPKO’s agricultural land bank of 147,000 hectares, located in the Lipetsk, Tambov and Penza regions, as well as the supporting production infrastructure to cultivate the land and store grain. In 2016, NAPKO produced 250,000 tons of grain   Read More ...
Cherkizovo Group Announces Forthcoming Acquisition of NAPKO
2017-04-12 13:11:49 RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group, the largest vertically integrated meat and feed producer in Russia, announced its decision to acquire NAPKO, one of Russia’s leading grain producers. Among other assets, Cherkizovo Group will acquire NAPKO’s agricultural land of 147,000 hectares located in the Lipetsk, Tambov and Penza regions, which are strategically important areas for Cherkizovo Group. In 2016, NAPKO produced 250,000 tons of grain   Read More ...
Russia Aids FAO Work to AMR with $3.3M
2017-04-05 12:37:00 ARMENIA, BELARUS, KAZAKHSTAN, KYRGYZSTAN & TAJIKISTAN - Russia is backing an FAO-led effort to promote food safety and prevent the spread of medicine-resistant "superbugs" in food and on farms in five countries in Central Asia and Eastern Europe with a donation of nearly $3.3 million. A new Russia-supported FAO project in Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan will help national authorities get a better handle the threats posed by antimicrobial resistant microbes in agriculture and food systems   Read More ...
Successful Start for Petersime Layer and Turkey Hatcheries in Omsk
2017-03-29 12:46:49 RUSSIA - Excellent hatch results from the start in the new Petersime hatcheries in Russia. At the beginning of July 2016, the first chicks hatched in the new Petersime layer hatchery in Omsk. Since then, Morozovskaja Poultry Company has been reporting excellent results. Capacity & equipment. The hatchery in southwestern Siberia can handle 9.3 million eggs annually. It is equipped with modern single-stage BioStreamer™ hatchers and setters of the Petersime company in Belgium   Read More ...
Former dairy farmer leads Trump-Russia investigation
2017-03-19 21:09:16 Devin Nunes once said all he wanted to do was work on a dairy farm. Now the man from the rural Central Valley of California is running one of the most scrutinized, complex and politically fraught congressional investigations in recent memory. As chairman of the House intelligence committee, which holds its first public hearing on Monday, Nunes is at the helm of a probe of Moscow's meddling in the 2016 campaign and the murky web of contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia   Read More ...
Former dairy farmer leads Trump-Russia investigation
2017-03-19 19:31:23 WASHINGTON >> Devin Nunes once said all he wanted to do was work on a dairy farm. Now the man from the rural Central Valley of California is running one of the most scrutinized, complex and politically fraught congressional investigations in recent memory. As chairman of the House intelligence committee, which holds its first public hearing on Monday, Nunes is at the helm of a probe of Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 campaign and the murky web of contacts between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia   Read More ...
Trump-Russia Investigation: A Former Dairy Farmer, Rep. Devin Nunes Leads Historic Probe
2017-03-19 17:57:49 WASHINGTON — Devin Nunes once said all he wanted to do was work on a dairy farm. Now the man from the rural Central Valley of California is running one of the most scrutinized, complex and politically fraught congressional investigations in recent memory. As chairman of the House intelligence committee, which holds its first public hearing on Monday, Nunes is at the helm of a probe of Moscow's meddling in the 2016 campaign and the murky web of contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia   Read More ...
Former dairy farmer leads Trump-Russia investigation
2017-03-19 17:43:02 Devin Nunes once said all he wanted to do was work on a dairy farm. Now the man from the rural Central Valley of California is running one of the most scrutinized, complex and politically fraught congressional investigations in recent memory. As chairman of the House intelligence committee, which holds its first public hearing on Monday, Nunes is at the helm of a probe of Moscow's meddling in the 2016 campaign and the murky web of contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia   Read More ...
Former dairy farmer leads Trump-Russia investigation
2017-03-19 17:24:57 WASHINGTON, DC — Devin Nunes once said all he wanted to do was work on a dairy farm. Now the man from the rural Central Valley of California is running one of the most scrutinized, complex and politically fraught congressional investigations in recent memory. As chairman of the House intelligence committee, which holds its first public hearing on Monday, Nunes is at the helm of a probe of Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 campaign and the murky web of contacts between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia   Read More ...
Former dairy farmer leads Trump-Russia investigation
2017-03-19 16:16:04 Devin Nunes once said all he wanted to do was work on a dairy farm. Now the man from the rural Central Valley of California is running one of the most scrutinized, complex and politically fraught congressional investigations in recent memory. As chairman of the House intelligence committee, which holds its first public hearing on Monday, Nunes is at the helm of a probe of Moscow's meddling in the 2016 campaign and the murky web of contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia   Read More ...
Former dairy farmer leads Trump-Russia investigation
2017-03-19 15:52:18 By EILEEN SULLIVAN and GARANCE BURKE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Devin Nunes once said all he wanted to do was work on a dairy farm. Now the man from the rural Central Valley of California is running one of the most scrutinized, complex and politically fraught congressional investigations in recent memory. As chairman of the House intelligence committee, Nunes is at the helm of a probe of Moscow's meddling in the 2016 campaign and the murky web of contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia   Read More ...
Former dairy farmer leads Trump-Russia investigation
2017-03-19 15:13:36 WASHINGTON (AP) — Devin Nunes once said all he wanted to do was work on a dairy farm. Now the man from the rural Central Valley of California is running one of the most scrutinized, complex and politically fraught congressional investigations in recent memory. As chairman of the House intelligence committee, which holds its first public hearing on Monday, Nunes is at the helm of a probe of Moscow's meddling in the 2016 campaign and the murky web of contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia   Read More ...
Apple бесплатно заменит бракованные аккумуляторы iPhone 6s
2016-11-21 16:39:01 Бесплатную операцию проведут для незначительной партии устройств, выпущенных с сентября по октябрь 2015 года Компания Apple бесплатно заменит некачественные аккумуляторы для смартфонов iPhone 6s. Об этом сообщается на сайте корпорации. Отмечается, что бесплатно заменят аккумуляторы в незначительной партии устройств, выпущенных с сентября по октябрь 2015 года. Это связано с тем, что некоторые смартфоны данной модели могут неожиданно выключаться. Замена аккумуляторов не связана с вопросами безопасности, сообщают Дни.Ру. Напомним, первая волна   Read More ...
Apple обещает бесплатно заменить неисправные аккумуляторы iPhone 6s
2016-11-21 12:55:31 Apple обещает бесплатно заменить неисправные аккумуляторы iPhone 6s   Read More ...
Russia Shifts Focus From Oil to Agriculture
2016-10-19 10:41:07 Russia’s biggest industry has been oil production historically, but the country appears to be trying to diversify that by putting more emphasis on agriculture. The former soviet state has been relying on the same tractors and silos for decades due to the apparent lack of opportunity for growth before 2013. With Russia’s increased production of wheat, farmers need to find alternative means of storage. As of this year, Russia has   Read More ...
Russian PM assures financing for agribusiness will remain at current level
2016-10-05 13:01:30 MOSCOW, October 5. /TASS/. The Russian government plans to keep the volume of budget financing of agribusiness at the current level, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday. "We will continue to do everything that requires of the state to provide adequate resources. Next year we have planned, despite a tense budgetary situation, to keep the volume of budgetary financing of agriculture at the level of the current year, despite   Read More ...
In the North of Russia Bananas Are Growing, in Siberia, Vietnamese Pigs Are Being Raised
2016-09-25 10:19:44 Originally appeared at Komsomolskaya Pravda. Translated by Elina Nigamatyanova Behind the cold statistics are amazing stories. Rosstat census takers were so inspired by the first results of the Russian agricultural census that they are planning to publish a collection of interesting things they found. Most of all, the inspectors were impressed by several non-traditional farming techniques . In Leningrad Oblast, there are banana plantations. In the far North , quince   Read More ...
Russia is expected to start wheat supplies to China in autumn
2016-07-11 13:50:13 MOSCOW, July 11. /TASS/. Russia’s Agriculture Ministry expects the start of mass wheat supplies to China in autumn of 2016, when the new crop is harvested, Deputy Minister of Agriculture Sergey Levin told TASS.   Read More ...
Russian Farmer Threatens to Burn Animals Alive in Putin Complaint Letter
2016-06-27 15:16:23 A farmer in Russia's Far East has described burning her business to the ground as her “only way out” in a letter condeming the Kremlin's agriculture policy, the EAOMedia.ru news website reported Monday. Writing to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Galina Kiselyova, owner of the Raddevsky cow farm in the country's Jewish Autonomous District, said that a lack of government support was “forcing her to burn the entire cowshed filled   Read More ...
Here Is How Putin's Ambition of Russia as World's No.1 Organic Food Producer May Come True
2016-06-24 08:20:31 Deep in the Caucasus, downriver from Europe’s highest peak, North Korean women roam Soviet-era hothouses growing what tycoon Vladimir Evtushenkov is betting will be his next big bounty: the T-34 battle tomato. The plump hybrids, named for the fearsome tank that helped trounce Hitler, are the pride of the Yuzhny Agricultural Complex, a mass of greenhouses the size of 2,300 football fields between the Black and Caspian seas. Watered by   Read More ...
Russian Milk Producers Ask to Check State Watchdog's Allegations
2016-06-22 19:06:07 Russian milk producers are calling for an investigation into “unprofessional and baseless” accusations by Russian food watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor that dairy manufacturers are mixing cheap ingredients into milk to reduce production costs, the RIA Novosti news agency reported Wednesday. The request was sent to Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, and Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachyov by the head of Russia’s Union of Milk Producers, Andrei Danilenko. Earlier this week, Rosselkhoznadzor accused milk   Read More ...