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Agriculture and Fisheries Council reaches agreement on multiannual plan for Baltic Sea's fish stocks21.04.2015
The Agriculture and Fisheries Council reached an agreement in Brussels on Monday on a general approach for a regulation establishing a multiannual plan for the stocks of cod, herring, and sprat in the Baltic Sea, the Agriculture Ministry's representative Kristine Rina informed LETA.
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The war has hardly affected Ukraine's agricultural sector, thus agriculture is an industry which can pull Ukraine out of its current problems, Ukrainian Minister of Agriculture and Food Alex Pavlenko says in an interview with LETA.
EU and Eastern Partnership States will establish a closer cooperation in the agricultural advisory system16.04.2015
Strengthening of rural and agricultural advisory systems that are vitally important for economic development of every country, and establishing a closer cooperation with EU Member States in this area, are the topics of the joint declaration of individual Ministers (Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine), and Vice-Ministers (Armenia, Belarus) of Eastern Partnership States, signed today in Riga, reports BC the Ministry of Agriculture.
Estonian Finance Minister Sven Sester rejected the request of the previous Minister of Agriculture Ivar Padar to allocate from the government reserves 2.8 million euros to grant milk producers emergency assistance, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
During the crisis in 2009, about 105 farms were on the threshold of bankruptcy, but thanks to expert consultations, it was possible to save them, this according to Janis Duklavs (Greens/Farmers) during today's conference of the Latvian Rural Advisory and Training Center, reports LETA.
Member of the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD) political group in the Seimas, Shadow Minister of Agriculture, Kazys Starkevicius, has proposed to amend the rules of allocating aid for setting up young farmers. Based on the proposal, farmers who would be carrying out mandatory military service would be subject to certain exemptions, reports LETA/ELTA.
It will be impossible to eradicate African swine fever in Latvia in the near future, the head of the Food and Veterinary Service, Maris Balodis, said in an interview with Latvian Television, cites LETA.