Russia squeezing US out as agricultural superpower

The US is being pushed out of the grain market as Russia's bumper wheat harvest has dragged down prices to record lows. Russian agricultural exports are booming thanks to a weaker national currency and massive investment. “We are pushing America aside in some markets, and we are satisfied with this,” said Russia’s Agriculture Minister Aleksandr Tkachev. … Continue reading Russia squeezing US out as agricultural superpower

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Golden Opportunities for Asian Companies Eyeing Russia’s Far East

To diversify its national economy, Moscow has pledged to boost investments and trade in Russia's Far East. The region is rich in natural resources but requires more infrastructure building for deeper economic integration and to boost exports. Asian companies are likely to cash in. Tom McGregor takes a closer look By Tom McGregor, CCTV.com Panview commentator … Continue reading Golden Opportunities for Asian Companies Eyeing Russia’s Far East

China Dumps GMO, Turns To Russia For Real Food: Eurasian Economic Transformation Goes Forward

At this juncture it’s clear that the attempt of the Trump Administration and related circles in the US military industrial complex have failed in their prime objective, that of driving a permanent wedge between Russia and China, the two great Eurasian powers capable of peacefully ending the Sole Superpower hegemony of the United States. Some … Continue reading China Dumps GMO, Turns To Russia For Real Food: Eurasian Economic Transformation Goes Forward

Russia – Agriculture – Western Sanctions Keep on Giving

Russian agriculture sector flourishes amid sanctions Agriculture has overtaken arms sales to become Russia’s second-biggest export secto When the EU and US imposed sanctions on parts of Russia’s economy following military intervention in Ukraine 2014, some local officials portrayed the blockade as an opportunity. Together with a falling rouble, they said, it would boost development … Continue reading Russia – Agriculture – Western Sanctions Keep on Giving

What is The Crop Trust?

By editor of The International Reporter   The most important bank in the world received a huge deposit of 50,000 last week. Not 50,000 dollars; 50,000 seed samples. The most important bank in the world is, of course, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a repository of the planet’s genetic legacy dug into the permafrost in the … Continue reading What is The Crop Trust?