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Tuesday, 28.06.2016, 21:37
EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan confirmed today that he will come up with new proposals for solving the market crisis situation in the dairy sector in the next Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting, the Latvian Agriculture Ministry reported LETA.
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Lithuania produces more meat per capita than the other two Baltic countries, data from Statistics Lithuania showed on June 22nd, cites LETA/BNS.
Lithuania's government decided on June 15th to pay another 17.2 million euros in support to the dairy farmers affected by the global dairy crisis in late June through early July 2016. The money will be paid to more than 30,000 milk producers, informs LETA/BNS.
The EU geographical/designation protection schemes encourage agricultural production, protect product names from misuse and imitation and help consumers to see specific products’ character. The EU-wide schemes have been recently enlarged to 1349 agro-products and 2090 names for wine. Protection logos are compulsory for products of EU origin from January 2016.
The land area under organic management in Estonia expanded by 8.1% during 2015 to 170,800 hectares at the end of the year, making up 17% of the country's total agricultural land, a survey published by the Ministry of Rural Affairs indicates, cites LETA/BNS.
Milk prices continue to decrease in Latvia, and the average milk price in April 2016 was 3.4% lower than in March, informs LETA, according to the Agriculture Ministry's data.
Altogether 14 new cases of African swine fever (ASF) among wild boars were found in Latvia between May 23 and May 27, including the first case of ASF in the Rezekne town in south-eastern Latvia, the Latvian Food and Veterinary Service reported LETA.