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Tuesday, 01.09.2015, 06:53
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.
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.