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Russian Import Ban Affects Poultry Industry

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MILLSBORO, Del. - Russia announced a ban on agricultural products from the United States and other Western countries, which will affect the Delmarva Poultry Industry.   

The ban is in retaliation for sanctions against Russia by the US and European Union in response to Russian support of Ukrainian rebels.

The poultry industry is the largest on Delmarva, and the US is Russia's number two importer of chicken. The chicken industry in Delaware brings in more than $2.5 billion per year.

Back in the 1990's, the US exported nearly 40 percent of its poultry to Russia. Now however, that is only at seven percent.

However, according to a statement from the National Chicken Council, farmers shouldn't be alarmed.
 "We do not expect that a Russian ban on U.S. poultry imports will have a great impact on our industry. The biggest impact, we believe, will be on Russian citizens who will be burdened by higher prices for all food products, especially meat and poultry," it read.

WBOC reached out to Mountaire to see if the ban will affect its sales, but have yet to hear back. Perdue, Allen Harim and Amick do not currently ship to Russia, and will therefore not see any negative economic impact.

The National Chicken Council did have one more thing to add.                               

 "Our industry believes that free and fair trade - particularly with food - should never be used as a political bargaining chip. We look forward to working with the U.S. government to resolve this issue and resume normal trade relations with Russia as soon as possible."

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