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Monday, 20.02.2017, 15:20
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.