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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 01.09.2015, 06:53

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Latvia, Greece win opt-out from Monsanto GM crop

Latvia, Greece win opt-out from Monsanto GM crop

31.08.2015

The U.S. agrochemical and agricultural company Monsanto said it would abide by Latvia and Greece's requests under a new European Union (EU) opt-out law to be excluded from its application to grow a genetically modified (GM) crop across the EU, reports LETA/EURACTIV, according to Reuters.

Keyword tags: Agriculture, EU – Baltic States, Latvia, Legislation, Markets and Companies



Fight against swine fever has already required 2.78 mln euros in Estonia

Fight against swine fever has already required 2.78 mln euros in Estonia

31.08.2015

On August 31st, a conference takes place in the Estonian University of Life Sciences in Tartu where officials, scientists, pig farmers and hunters are trying to reach solutions in order to put an end to the spread of the African swine fever in Estonia, the fight against which has cost 2.78 million euros so far, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

Lithuania to export meat to US

Lithuania to export meat to US

28.08.2015

United States officials have confirmed on the phone to the agriculture minister that Lithuania will receive permits to export meat products across the Atlantic, reports LETA/ELTA.


Latvian Land Fund buys first three land plots

Latvian Land Fund buys first three land plots

27.08.2015

The Latvian Land Fund (Latvijas zemes fonds) has signed the first three agreements on farmland purchases – land plots in Skrunda, Lielvarde, and Vane counties, as the fund's representative Kristine Grauzina told LETA.

African swine fever established in domestic pigs also in Mazsalaca Region in Latvia

African swine fever established in domestic pigs also in Mazsalaca Region in Latvia

27.08.2015

African swine fever has been established in domestic pigs on a farm in Mazsalaca Region's Seli County in Latvia this week, LETA was informed by Food and Veterinary Service spokeswoman Ilze Meistere.

26.08.2015

Estonia's fisheries sector to get nearly 130 mln for investments

The new European Commission's investment package will bring 129.6 million euros to the Estonian marine, fishing and agricultural industry, writes LETA/Postimees Online.

25.08.2015

Baltic milk producers petitioned for help from EU Commission

The agricultural organisations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania request swift assistance from the European Commission for compensating for the damages suffered by milk producers, writes LETA/National Broadcasting.

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