On August 6, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree banning importation of a list of agricultural and food products from the United States and other countries.

International Agricultural Trade Report: Russia Bans Key U.S. Agricultural Exports 

Attaché Report: Russia Announces Ban on Many U.S. Agricultural Products

Data & Analysis

May 1, 2015
FAS/Moscow forecasts Russia’s sugar beet production in 2015 at 38 million metric tons (MMT), a 13 percent increase from last year, which was the lowest crop since 2011.
April 27, 2015
Russian Government Approved Subsidies to Support Agricultural Machinery Producers . . . Ministry of Agriculture Reports on Feed Stocks . . . Increased Marketing of Locally Produced Fish . . .
April 27, 2015
On April 21, 2015, the Russian Government issued Decree No. 378 imposing a temporary export ban on hides and skins which fall under HS codes 410411 and 410419 from May 25 until November 25, 2015.
April 20, 2015
“Rules for the Allocation and Distribution of Subsidies from the Federal Budget of the Russian Federation to the Regional Budgets for the Support of Livestock Breeding” were amended in early 2015.