Russian Ban on Ag Imports to Affect Idaho Farmers


0  Updated at 9:32 am, August 11th, 2014 By: Managing Editor
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Russia is the 14th largest export market for Idaho agriculture.

But the recent Russian ban on food and ag imports from the West shouldn’t have much of an impact on Idaho farmers.

That’s because about 90 percent of Idaho’s exports to Russia are live animals, mainly beef cattle and dairy heifers, that aren’t included in the ban.

But peas and lentils are included in the ban. Idaho shipped about $1 million worth of those foods to Russia last year.

Tim McGreey of the U.S.A. Dry Pea and Lentil Council tells the Idaho Statesman that the ban won’t topple the industry in Idaho but it’s not good to lose a foothold in an emerging market like Russia.

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