Thursday, February 25, 2016

Russian Cowboys and Farming

Because of the drop in oil prices and the restrictions on Western food, agriculture in Russia, specifically Central Russia has expanded a lot over the past couple of years. Something that I found somewhat ironic is the fact that these companies have brought in American cowboys to help them expand farming in Russia, specifically cattle. According to an article in the New York Times, farming in Central Russia is extremely stressful and difficult. The article mentioned that there is even a breathalizer on the ranch. “Working here is hard. Many people cannot stand it, especially the need to stay sober.”

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