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Fri Aug 29, 2014 04:33 PM CDT

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RUSSIA LIKELY TO BOOST AGRICULTURAL SUBSIDIES

Following Russia's ban on Western farm goods, the country's Agriculture Ministry says the farm sector will need an additional $18.3 billion in state support to help boost production and reduce dependence on imports over the coming five years. This would be in addition to the $44.2 billion in state support that already is in Russia's federal and regional budgets.

Agriculture Minister Nikolai Fyodor stressed that Russia would comply with its commitments as a member of ...

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