Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding Russia’s Ban on Agricultural Imports
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 6, 2014 – “This is clearly a political move. 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.”