Saturday, September 06, 2014

Russia: Farmers go hungry as Russian agricultural import ban begins to bite

The tit-for-tat sanctions between Russia and the EU and US is beginning to hurt farmers and the fishing industry.

Russia's ban on most agricultural imports is having knock on effects across Europe.

In Hungary cheap Polish apples are flooding the market after Moscow introduced the sanction.

Miklós Poór, a Hungarian apple producer, says the situation could force vulnerable famers to the wall: "Those who don't have anything put aside, now I mean money, or those who have taken on loans to expand …