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Study finds the warmer it gets, the more world economy hurts

posted on October 23, 2015 at 3:54 PM

With each upward degree, global warming will singe the economies of three-quarters of the world's nations. Full Story

Russia marks 1 year of sanctions by destroying Western food

posted on August 7, 2015 at 3:55 PM

Russia marked the one-year anniversary of its ban on Western agricultural products Thursday with an effort to destroy contraband food, a move that has raised controversy amid the nation's economic downturn. Full Story

China, Russia Sign Accord on Second Gas Route

posted on November 14, 2014 at 2:35 PM

The leaders of China and Russia signed agreements Sunday to boost energy cooperation, including an understanding to develop a second major route to supply the Chinese side with Russian gas following an initial $400 billion deal in May. Full Story

Commodities Roller Coaster Reaction to Ukraine Crisis

posted on March 7, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Commodities Roller Coaster Reaction to Ukraine Crisis
Recent protests in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev gave way to deadly riots last week, rooted in the country’s abandonment of pro-western ties. Ukraine, a former Soviet Republic, had sought to strengthen relations with Russia under its now ousted... Full Story

From farms to factories, Russians Wary of WTO

posted on July 6, 2012 at 1:15 PM

LENIN STATE FARM, Russia (AP) — Migrant workers, some stripped to their underwear in the sweltering heat, pick fragrant strawberries from the sprawling fields of Lenin State Farm, a former collective that has become one of the most successful... Full Story

Russia Poised to Join World Trade Organization

posted on November 10, 2011 at 11:56 AM

GENEVA (AP) — Russia cleared a major hurdle toward opening up its huge oil-driven economy Thursday, with negotiators agreeing to final terms that would allow it to join the World Trade Organization after an 18-year effort. The deal is... Full Story

Russia Promises to Lift Ban on EU Vegetables

posted on June 10, 2011 at 2:06 PM

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) -- Russia promised Friday to lift its blanket ban on European vegetables once the EU provides documented proof of their safety, and voiced hope that it could join the World Trade Organization this year after nearly 20... Full Story

Montana Ships "Instant Ranch" to Russia

posted on December 17, 2010 at 3:12 PM

BILLINGS, Mont (AP) -- Cowboys, quarter-horses and 1,434 purebred beef cattle - just add grasslands, and you've got a transplanted Montana ranch. Full Story

UN: No Food Crisis Looms Despite Russia Wheat Ban

posted on September 10, 2010 at 1:09 PM

ROME (AP) — No global food crisis appears to be looming despite a Russian wheat shortfall that has helped lift prices to their highest level in two years, but volatile food commodities markets need better regulation, a U.N agency said Tuesday. Full Story

Russia Announces Grain Interventions as Drought Destroys One-Fifth of Crops

posted on July 23, 2010 at 1:07 PM

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia will begin selling grain to its struggling meat and dairy producers after a severe drought killed at least one-fifth of grain crops across the country, the Agriculture Ministry said Wednesday. Full Story

Peace Through Corn

posted on April 16, 2010 at 5:04 PM

Peace Through Corn
In the heart of the Cold War Americans lived in fear of nuclear annihilation. In the center of the U.S. Corn Belt, a leading businessman was laying the foundation for not only an American success story but an international breakthrough. Full Story

Russia Sees Progress in US Poultry Imports

posted on March 5, 2010 at 11:03 AM

MOSCOW (AP) - A top Russian medial official says Moscow and Washington have achieved some progress in talks on U.S poultry imports. Full Story

Deere board approves Russia investment plan

posted on September 4, 2009 at 8:09 PM

AP - Deere & Co., the world's largest agricultural-equipment maker, said Monday its board of directors has approved a plan to invest $125 million to establish a new manufacturing and parts center in Russia. Full Story

Deere Says It's Prepared to Expand in Russia

posted on July 10, 2009 at 8:07 PM

MOLINE, Ill (AP) — Deere & Co says it's prepared to significantly expand its farm, forestry and construction operations in Russia "under the right market access conditions." Deere's president and chief operating officer, Samuel Allen, says the... Full Story

U.S. Pork Industry Baffled by Bans in China, Russia

posted on June 5, 2009 at 8:06 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Continued bans on U.S pork imports by China, Russia and more than a dozen other countries have baffled government and industry officials, leading some to speculate that the issue is more about market share than health... Full Story
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