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Turkey could import more Latvian-made food products

Turkey could import more Latvian-made food products

24.10.2014

During a meeting with Agriculture Minister Janis Duklavs (Greens/Farmers) yesterday, Turkish Agriculture Minister Mehmet Mehdi Eker said that Turkey could import more Latvian-made food products most affected by the Russian food embargo, informs LETA/Nozare.lv.

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Size of agricultural holdings keeps increasing in Latvia

Size of agricultural holdings keeps increasing in Latvia

23.10.2014

Provisional results of Farm Structure Survey 2013 show that the average size of agricultural holdings in 2013 was 37.8 ha, which is 9.6% more than in 2010, when this indicator was 34.5 ha.

Estonian government allocates 267,500 euros to stop spread of swine plague

Estonian government allocates 267,500 euros to stop spread of swine plague

16.10.2014

The Estonian government allocated on Thursday to the Ministry of Agriculture 267,500 euros to prevent the spread of African swine fever, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.


Estonian farmers call for restoring top-up subsidies

Estonian farmers call for restoring top-up subsidies

16.10.2014

Juhan Särgava, president of the Central Union of Estonian Farmers, told ERR's Vikerraadio that if in June 2014 one ton of milk sold for 400 euros, Russia's import ban now leaves it around 210-250 euros, reports LETA, referring to Estonian Public Broadcasting.

Estonian agriculture is characterised by large holdings and the maintenance of permanent grassland

Estonian agriculture is characterised by large holdings and the maintenance of permanent grassland

15.10.2014

According to the final results of the 2013 Farm Structure Survey, there were 19,200 agricultural holdings in Estonia, of which nearly 1,000 largest ones produce more than three-quarters of standard output, announces Statistics Estonia. At the same time, there are 4,500 agricultural holdings which do not produce agricultural products but only maintain their lands in good agricultural and environmental condition.

14.10.2014

EU Council finds solution beneficial to Latvian and Estonian fishermen

An agreement was reached during the October 13 meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH) on the distribution of catch quotas in the Baltic Sea, which offers a beneficial solution to Latvian fishermen in 2015, representatives of the Agriculture Ministry informed the business portal Nozare.lv, writes LETA.

14.10.2014

EU Commission to cover 75% of costs for measures to combat African swine fever

An agreement was reached during the Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH) in Luxembourg, stipulating that the European Commission will cover up to 75 percent of costs of measures against African swine fever in Latvia, the Agriculture Ministry informed the business portal Nozare.lv, cites LETA.

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