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Pork shippers to meet Russia’s new requirement

Canadian pork shippers will comply with Russia’s new zero-tolerance requirement for the feed additive ractopamine in meat shipments, Canada Pork International said Wednesday. In a letter to Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (VPSS), the industry group said that, as of Dec. 7, all Canadian pork exports destined for Russia are being tested




Russian traders fear resumed export restrictions

Prices for Russian export wheat jumped again last week as traders confronted bare elevators in Russia’s southern export regions and hesitated to buy grain inland for export, fearing export duties could be imposed and stop it leaving Russia. Traders and analysts believe Russia’s government, which has said Russia should export no more than 23 million




Signs Of Trouble In Snow For Russia’s New Crop

Conditions for Russia’s coming harvest are not as favourable as thought, industry observers said Feb. 26, citing evidence of patchy snow cover and potential lack of supplies for spring sowing. “It doesn’t look as optimistic as it might,” president and chief executive of Russia’s SovEcon think-tank Andrei Sizov told a conference in Altai, a key


Investors see asset grab in Russia potash mine probe

“This is an opportunistic move to gain a foothold in that industry.” – Chris Weafer, Uralsib A renewed probe of a two-year-old accident at potash miner Uralkali has landed a fresh blow on fragile confidence in Russian stocks and raised fears of a state asset grab, analysts and fund managers said Nov. 11. London-listed shares