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Estonian government allocates 267,500 euros to stop spread of swine plague

Estonian government allocates 267,500 euros to stop spread of swine plague

16.10.2014

The Estonian government allocated on Thursday to the Ministry of Agriculture 267,500 euros to prevent the spread of African swine fever, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.

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Estonian farmers call for restoring top-up subsidies

Estonian farmers call for restoring top-up subsidies

16.10.2014

Juhan Särgava, president of the Central Union of Estonian Farmers, told ERR's Vikerraadio that if in June 2014 one ton of milk sold for 400 euros, Russia's import ban now leaves it around 210-250 euros, reports LETA, referring to Estonian Public Broadcasting.

Estonian agriculture is characterised by large holdings and the maintenance of permanent grassland

Estonian agriculture is characterised by large holdings and the maintenance of permanent grassland

15.10.2014

According to the final results of the 2013 Farm Structure Survey, there were 19,200 agricultural holdings in Estonia, of which nearly 1,000 largest ones produce more than three-quarters of standard output, announces Statistics Estonia. At the same time, there are 4,500 agricultural holdings which do not produce agricultural products but only maintain their lands in good agricultural and environmental condition.


EU Council finds solution beneficial to Latvian and Estonian fishermen

EU Council finds solution beneficial to Latvian and Estonian fishermen

14.10.2014

An agreement was reached during the October 13 meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH) on the distribution of catch quotas in the Baltic Sea, which offers a beneficial solution to Latvian fishermen in 2015, representatives of the Agriculture Ministry informed the business portal Nozare.lv, writes LETA.

EU Commission to cover 75% of costs for measures to combat African swine fever

EU Commission to cover 75% of costs for measures to combat African swine fever

14.10.2014

An agreement was reached during the Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH) in Luxembourg, stipulating that the European Commission will cover up to 75 percent of costs of measures against African swine fever in Latvia, the Agriculture Ministry informed the business portal Nozare.lv, cites LETA.

10.10.2014

More milk collected in Lithuania in 9 months, but prices fall

In the first nine months of the year 2014, 7.9% more milk was collected compared to the same period of 2013. But milk purchase price was by 20% lower than a year ago, writes ELTA/LETA.

09.10.2014

Estonian fisheries and coastal areas get 100 mln euros of EU support

The Estonian government approved on Thursday of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) funding 2014-2020 implementation plan, according to which, 129.6 million euros, including 100 million euros of European Union money, will be invested in the Estonian fisheries sphere and development of the coastal regions, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

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