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Tuesday, 30.06.2015, 22:39
The 9th European Organic Congress that was held during the Latvian Presidency of the EU Council finalised discussions on the development of organic farming within the perspective of emerging EU legislation on organic farming and the development opportunities for organic farming at the beginning of the financial programming period 2014-2020 and the reformed Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), reported BC the Ministry of Agriculture.
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Trade with Iran accounts for a fair amount of the Lithuanian foreign trade in agricultural products. In 2014, it went up by 9.5%, reports LETA/ELTA.
An informal meeting of the Council of Ministers for Agriculture was held on 1-2 June in Riga, where Latvian side, representing the Presidency of the EU Council, initiated discussions on situation in organic agriculture and its development in the European Union, reported BC the head of the Agricultural Minister’s Office Kristīne Rīna.
Estonian Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) and the Veterinary Office of Ukraine signed export certificates according to which Estonian pig farmers have a chance to start exporting live pigs to Ukraine, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Estonian fruit and vegetable processing industries' sales revenue l was 68 million euros in 2014, which is 4.8% more than in the previous year, Public Broadcasting cites the Ministry of Agriculture review of the sector.
According to dairy farming data, Latvia's dairy produce, before the abolition of milk quotas in the European Union, amounted to 99.14% of the quota in 2014, as the Agricultural Data Center's Deputy Director Erna Galvanovska told LETA.
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union (EU) and the United States must be beneficial for both sides, at the same time keeping in mind the risks and preventing unfair competition after market liberalization, Agriculture Minister Janis Duklavs (Greens/Farmers) told LETA.