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Only persons with knowledge of Latvian language will be permitted to purchase agricultural land in Latvia23.03.2017
Saeima today supported amendments to the Law on Land Privatization in Rural Area, which foresees that agricultural land can only be purchased by persons with the knowledge of the Latvian language, writes LETA/BNS,
Keyword tags: Agriculture, Latvia, Law and Regulations, Real Estate
Provisional data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to 2015, in 2016 the output of meat grew by 2% and output of milk by 0.8%. The most notable rise recorded in output of mutton and goat meat.
The average purchase price of raw milk in Estonia was 325.53 euros per ton in February, 40% higher than in the same month a year ago, Statistics Estonia said on Wednesday.
Danish-owned Baltic Agro plans to route all grain purchased from Lithuanian farmers, around 500,000 tons, via Klaipeda starting with this year's season, LETA/BNS reported according to the daily Lietuvos Zinios.
According to Statistics Estonia, the preliminary results of the Farm Structure Survey 2016 indicate that there were 16,700 agricultural holdings with at least one hectare of agricultural area or agricultural holdings mainly producing for sale in Estonia, which is approximately 2,500 holdings less than three years ago.
Latvijas Piens, a dairy plant based in the central Latvian city of Jelgava, closed the first half of its last fiscal year, lasting from January 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016, with EUR 8.906 mln in turnover and a loss of EUR 3.099 mln, according to information from Firmas.lv.
Estonia's agricultural exports fell across the board last year, declining by approximately 8% in all, and continued to be dominated by non-value added products, writes LETA/BNS.