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Sunday, 02.08.2015, 11:17
The European Commission is aware of the challenges faced by EU’s agro-producers and is expected to provide assistance. EU farmers will get support for dairy, fruit and vegetables sectors affected by the Russian ban: safety measures will be extended into 2016.
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For the first time, statistics on the use of pesticides for separate agricultural cultures compiled in Latvia30.07.2015
For the first time Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB) has carried out survey and surveyed data on the use of pesticides in orchards, vegetable and potato areas, greenhouse cultures, as well as in maize areas. Using data obtained in 2014, as well as results from survey (1) on the use of pesticides for cereals and rape that was carried out in 2012, information is obtained to estimate possible risk to environment and health caused by pesticides.
The Ekseko pig farm owner, AS Rakvere Farmid pig farming division director Mati Tuvi said that their company has done everything to prevent the African swine fever and if Ekseko was still designated into the danger zone because of the negligence of small farms in the immediate area, this would mean disaster, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
In connection with the first cases of African swine fever in Estonian farms, Rural Affairs Minister Urmas Kruuse plans to tighten biosafety requirements for pig farming, to reduce the likelihood of new disease hotspots, the ministry's press department announced BC.
Baltic farmers' organizations have prepared a joint letter to the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan, requesting financial support for the dairy industry and cooperation.
The Estonian Food and Veterinary Office received on Monday test results according to which the African swine flu has was discovered in a third farm in the Viljandimaa county, which is just a few kilometres away from Estonia's biggest pig farm Ekseko, the local Sakala newspaper writes, cites LETA.
In meeting the leaders of the Lääne-Saare municipality at Saaremaa on July 24rd 2015, Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas said that the merging of the Lääne-Saare municipality is a good example of how local government reform means better services for people, reported BC governmental press service.