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Saturday, 01.11.2014, 05:12
President Toomas Hendrik Ilves attended the awards ceremony of the 'Farmer of the Year 2014' competition on October 28th, recognising the best farmers in Estonia and personally congratulating the title winner, Vändra OÜ director Ilmar Teevet, reports BC presidential press service.
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The African swine flu was on Monday for the first time diagnosed in the Võrumaa county, Varstu parish, in four wild boars, which makes it the fifth outbreak area in Estonia, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
The Latvian government has decided to allot EUR 48,898 to several municipalities in order to cover the costs of measures taken against African swine fever, informs LETA.
European Union (EU) pig-breeders are unsatisfied with the support mechanisms designed for industries affected by Russia's embargo against food products from the EU, thus, Brussels will request adding pork producers on the compensation list, Pig-breeders Association of Latvia Director Dzintra Lejniece informed the business portal Nozare.lv.
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.
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.
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.