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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Friday, 19.10.2018, 17:19

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Lithuanian farmers protest in Brussels

Lithuanian farmers protest in Brussels

18.10.2018

Lithuanian farmers, together with their Polish, Latvian and Czech counterparts, are holding a protest in Brussels on Thursday to press their demand for higher EU direct payments, reported LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Agriculture, EU Regional Policy, EU – Baltic States, Funds



EU farm ministers raise Baltic fish quotas, angering environmentalists

EU farm ministers raise Baltic fish quotas, angering environmentalists

18.10.2018

European Union ministers agreed on Monday (15 October) to sharply boost catch quotas for western Baltic cod as part of new fishing regulations for next year that angered environmentalists.

58 mln euros paid in advance single area payments to Latvian farmers on the first day

58 mln euros paid in advance single area payments to Latvian farmers on the first day

16.10.2018

The Rural Support Service of Latvia on Tuesday paid more than 58 mln euros in advance single area payments to a record number of customers – 36,000, informs LETA referring to the service.


Decline in volume of pesticides used on cereals and rape in Latvia

Decline in volume of pesticides used on cereals and rape in Latvia

11.10.2018

Provisional data on use of pesticides on cereals, field beans and rape to be harvested in 2017 compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to 2012, in 2017 the volume of pesticides1 used on one hectare of cereal cropland reduced by 5.8 % and of that used on one rape hectare by 11.7 %. Last year, 689.3 tonnes of pesticides or 0.98 kg on average per one hectare of sown area were used (1.04 kg in 2012), while rape areas were treated with 159.2 tonnes of pesticides or on average 1.36 kg per hectare of sown area (1.54 kg in 2012).

Danish company receives merger clearance

Danish company receives merger clearance

24.09.2018

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba cleared the acquisition of 50% of UAB Farmers Circle Danish shares and joint control by the Danish investment company ASGAARD together with the Danish company IDAVANG, Konkurencijos taryba representative informed BC.


14.09.2018

Amount of fresh milk supplied by Latvian dairy farmers down 9.9%

The amount of fresh milk supplied by Latvian dairy farmers in August of 2018 dropped 9.87% from the same period of last year to 71,536 tons, informs LETA referring to the information from the Latvian Agricultural Data Center.

12.09.2018

Latvia initially to store 180 samples of seeds at Global Seed Vault

Latvia initially plans to store 180 samples of seed at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, LETA learned from the Agricultural Ministry.

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