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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 25.09.2017, 20:18

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Average size of agricultural holding in Latvia is increasing

Average size of agricultural holding in Latvia is increasing

22.09.2017

Provisional data of the Farm Structure Survey 2016 compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, in 2016 the average size of agricultural holding constituted 43.2 ha, which is 15.5% more than in 2013 when the average land area per holding accounted for 37.4 ha. The total standard output (SO) (1) has risen by 24.5%, nevertheless the number of economically active farms has reduced by 14.5%.

Keyword tags: Agriculture, Analytics, Latvia, Markets and Companies



Kekava poultry farm to improve biosafety standards and modernize chicken houses

Kekava poultry farm to improve biosafety standards and modernize chicken houses

21.09.2017

Latvia's largest poultry meat producer Putnu Fabrika Kekava (Kekava) will spend EUR 430,000 on the modernization of its chicken farm and raising its biosafety and animal welfare standards, the company's spokeswoman Maija Avota told LETA.

Latvian banks start receiving applications from farmers for restructuring loans

Latvian banks start receiving applications from farmers for restructuring loans

20.09.2017

Banks in Latvia have started to receive applications from farmers for restructuring loans, banking representatives surveyed by LETA reported.


ASF detected on pig farm in Estonia’s Laane County

ASF detected on pig farm in Estonia’s Laane County

20.09.2017

The Estonian Food and Veterinary Board (VTA) has diagnosed African swine fever (ASF) in pigs on a farm with 6,800 pigs belonging to Linnamae Peekon OU in the territory of the Laane-Nigula rural municipality in Laane County, informs LETA/BNS.

Farmers' losses due to floods estimated at EUR 50-60 mln in Latvia

Farmers' losses due to floods estimated at EUR 50-60 mln in Latvia

19.09.2017

Latvian farmers' losses caused by heavy rains and floods in August and September are currently estimated at around EUR 50 million to EUR 60 million, as Framers' Saeima Chairman Juris Lazdins said in an interview with Latvian Television today, cites LETA.


13.09.2017

Rural Support Service received more than 400 applications for compensation from Latvian flood-stricken farms

The Rural Support Service (LAD) by today has received 405 applications for farm inspections and subsequent compensation payments in the wake of heavy rains and floods at the end of August, LAD spokeswoman Kristine Ilgaza reported LETA.

13.09.2017

Purchase prices in Estonian farm sector have grown in Q1

A decline in the number of dairy cows and pigs came to a halt in Estonia in the first quarter of 2017 the purchase price of milk, pork and beef is higher than at the same time a year ago, Minister of Agriculture Tarmo Tamm said in a press release on September 11th, cites LETA/BNS.

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