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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 20.02.2017, 15:20

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Cereal cropland in Latvia increased significantly – by 6.5 %

Cereal cropland in Latvia increased significantly – by 6.5 %

17.02.2017

Provisional data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that 716.0 thousand hectares of land were covered with cereals in 2016 – 43.6 thousand hectares or 6.5 % more than in 2015, leading to the largest cereal cropland area observed since 1984. Harvested production of grain has diminished; half of the harvested winter wheat were produced in Zemgale

Keyword tags: Agriculture, Analytics, Latvia, Statistics



Finland's Kesko sells 45% of Baltic farm machinery business to Danes

Finland's Kesko sells 45% of Baltic farm machinery business to Danes

14.02.2017

The listed Kesko group of Finland announced on Tuesday that it has sold a minority interest in its Baltic machinery trade subsidiaries to Danish Agro group.

Rosselkhoznadzor bans number of Latvian companies from exporting their products to Russia

Rosselkhoznadzor bans number of Latvian companies from exporting their products to Russia

14.02.2017

Russian veterinary and phytosanitary surveillance service Rosselkhoznadzor has banned 21 Latvian companies from exporting their products to Russia by removing them from the list of companies permitted to export their products to Russia. Another 44 Latvian companies have been temporarily banned from exporting their products to Russia, which is due to a new procedure for registration of exporters to Russia, Rosselkhoznadzor explained LETA.


Sales of HKScan's Baltic unit drop 7% in 2016

Sales of HKScan's Baltic unit drop 7% in 2016

08.02.2017

The Nordic meat industry group HKScan had sales of 161.3 mln euros in the Baltic countries in 2016, a reduction of 7% compared with 2015, reports LETA/BNS.

ASF found in second pig farm operated by Ancers company

ASF found in second pig farm operated by Ancers company

07.02.2017

he Latvian Food and Veterinary Service today received the results of the laboratory tests confirming that African swine fever (ASF) had been found also in Bunci farm in Salaspils region in central Latvia. About 10,000 pigs are kept in the farm and will now have to be culled, writes LETA.


07.02.2017

Addressing main challenges in agriculture: time to modernize CAP

EU common agricultural policy (CAP), launched in 1962, is one of the Union's longstanding policies. It’s time to modernise the policy in line with the present social, political, environmental and economic challenges. Commission opened a 3-month public discussion among the member states to modernising and simplifying the CAP.

06.02.2017

Bad weather in Spain pushes up vegetable prices in Lithuania

With retail stores in some European countries rationing vegetables because of shortages caused by bad weather in Spain, prices for vegetables imported to Lithuania have been on the rise as well, a wholesaler said LETA/BNS.

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