Russia’s list of banned U.S. agriculture products – in retaliation for sanctions on Russia – does not include all ag products, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.
The decree signed by Russian President Putin does ban for one year imports of U.S. beef, pork, poultry, fruits, vegetables, fish, seafood, cheese, and milk. It does not include U.S. rice or wild rice.
The Russian ban also applies to European Union countries as well as Canada, Australia, and Norway – countries that have imposed sanctions on Russia over the Ukranian crisis.
The ag community says the impact is not expected to be very big. Russia’s imports were on the decline prior to the ban.