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Saturday, 25.10.2014, 00:16
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.