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Wednesday, 01.10.2014, 13:12
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas recognised dairy companies at the opening of Väätsa farm complex for their determination to find options to create higher added value in production despite difficult times, reports BC government’s press service.
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The European Union (EU) introduced a new aid package on Tuesday worth EUR 165 million to help farmers hit by Russian sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, but tightened up on dubious compensation claims, LETA/AFP reports.
Estonian Ministry of Agriculture predicts Estonia's grain harvest in 2014 at a record 1.2 million tonnes, which is by 22% more than last year, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Grain market analyst Tadas Povilauskas of the Lithuanian agricultural companies' Group Litagra says that grain price may continue to fall due to both a record harvest and competition of alternative cultures grown by Australian and South American cultivators, informs LETA/ELTA.
According to Statistics Estonia, by 15 September, 93% of the sown area of cereals, 82% of the sown area of rape and turnip rape, and 54% of the area under potatoes had been harvested in Estonia.
Based on the data for August 2014 provided by Statistics Lithuania, purchase price of agricultural products dropped by 13.6% per year. It was affected by decrease of purchase price of animals and animal products (-15.6%) and crop products (-10.5%), reports LETA/ELTA.
Estonian Food and Veterinary Board (FVB) inspected the preventive measures implemented against the spread of the African swine plague in all Estonian pig farms for a month and registered 20 violations of the ban to keep pigs outdoors, LETA/Postimees Online reports.