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Russia agrees to lift British seed potato import ban to help farmers

The ban on the import of British fruit and vegetables to Russia, over the Ukraine crisis, has been partially lifted in order to allow British seed potatoes to be exported to Russia. VoR’s Jim Ensom spoke to Robert Burns, head of seed and export at the Potato Council, who explained it was a growing market that has huge potential for both countries. Russia imposed a ban on Russia banned all US and EU meat, fish, dairy, fruit and vegetables in response to western sanctions imposed on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis. The ban also affected Australia, Canada and Norway.


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