U.S. exporters shipped $1.3 billion worth of food and agricultural products to Russia in fiscal year 2013.

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

November 25, 2014
The Russian Ministry of Agriculture drafted a government resolution approving 500 million rubles ($11 million) of subsidies to pay for rail transportation to move 100,000 MT frozen herring.
November 21, 2014
Valentin Valenik Appointed Head of the Federal Forestry Service . . . Russian Winter Grains Sown . . . Russia Plans to Import Fish from Iran and South African Republic . . .
November 17, 2014
The Russian government continues to work on legislation for the organics market.