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Wednesday, 07.10.2015, 20:24
In 2014, 47.6% of Lithuania's population lived in rural areas, while 42.9% – in densely populated areas (cities). 9.6% of residents lived in intermediate area, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union (EU), said. Out of 100 persons in the EU in 2014, 40 were living in densely-populated areas (or cities), 28 in thinly-populated (or rural) areas and 32 in intermediate areas (or towns and suburbs), writes LETA/ELTA.
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Enormous raw milk containers have reached agricultural cooperative Pienas LT. Specialists from the German company Pentair Sudmo have started to install them on October 1st. A total of four huge such containers will be installed, informs LETA/ELTA.
19 out of the EU's 28 countries have filed the necessary paperwork under new rules that make it easier for governments to ban genetically modified (GM) organisms or block the cultivation of GM crops on their territory, EU Commission spokesperson Enrico Brivio said on October 4th, cites LETA/DPA.
The World Animal Health Organization (OIE) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Baltic states and Eastern European region's veterinary experts working group that was on a mission in Estonia from 29 September to 1 October acknowledged the work of the Estonian Veterinary and Food Board (VFB) in fighting the spread of swine fever, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
In 2015, a 5.9 million ton harvest of cereal crops is projected in Lithuania, among which – 5.5 million tons of cereals, predicts the Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics, cites LETA/ELTA.
According to Statistics Estonia, by 15 September 2015, 78% of the sown area of cereals, 57% of the sown area of rape and turnip rape, and 52% of the area under potatoes had been harvested in Estonia.
The Ministry of Agriculture has reached an agreement with the Lithuanian Central Credit Union (LCKU), its members and the Agricultural Credit Guarantee Fund over exceptional credit conditions for dairy producers so they do not face the lack of working capital, informs LETA/ELTA.