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Thursday, 02.04.2015, 07:22
The European Union's milk quotas have been scrapped as of March 31, 2015, after more than three decades of efforts to prevent overproduction, reports BBC/LETA.
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Statistics Lithuania informs that an annual publication Results of the Farm Structure Survey 2013 in Lithuania has been released.
Prime Minister of Lithuania Algirdas Butkevicius says it is unrealistic to expect that European milk quota regime would be extended, but Lithuanian farmers can expect greater direct payments in the future, reports LETA/ELTA.
EU Commission opens infringement procedures against Lithuania on investor restrictions for agricultural land27.03.2015
The European Commission (EC) has today decided formally to request Bulgaria, Hungary, Lithuania, and Slovakia to submit their observations on their laws regulating the acquisition of agricultural land, the institution said in a press release yesterday, cites LETA/ELTA.
Ahead of the abolition of the EU milk quota system on April 1, 2015, Latvia has exhausted 91.91% of its milk quota, the Agriculture Ministry informed LETA.
Preliminary data of the Central Statistical Bureau show that compared to 2013 livestock production increased in all main sectors, in particular in production of beef and poultry meat, as well as in milk production.
It will become clear in April 2015 how much Estonian milk producers will exceed the European Union milk quotas; Minister of Agriculture Ivari Padar estimates that Estonian milk producers can face a quota exceeding fine of approximately 3 million euros, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.