Russia bans U.S. agricultural imports

Russia today banned agricultural imports from any country that has put sanctions on it, which includes the United States.

“This is clearly a political move,” American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman said in a statement. “It is unfortunate that the biggest losers in this will be Russian consumers, who will pay more for their food now as well as in the long run.”

“America’s farmers and ranchers would have been more surprised if Russia’s leaders had not announced bans and restrictions on food and agricultural imports. They do so regularly for seemingly small reasons and now they have to deal with sanctions imposed by our nation and others,” Stallman added.

–The Hagstrom Report