Brussels plans help for pork sector hit by Russian ban

Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan pledged on Sunday to take steps to support pork prices in an effort to help the industry, as it reels from a Russian import ban.

Hogan said on a visit to the annual Paris farm show that the "most effective tool available" was for the Commission to introduce stocking of pork meat products, a measure he expected to confirm in the next few days.

"I have been conscious of the difficulties faced by pig farmers ... Producers have faced a particular difficulty resulting from the unjustified ban imposed by Russia," Hogan said in remarks emailed to Reuters by his spokesman.

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