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Monday, 20.10.2014, 07:23
The Estonian government allocated on Thursday to the Ministry of Agriculture 267,500 euros to prevent the spread of African swine fever, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
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Juhan Särgava, president of the Central Union of Estonian Farmers, told ERR's Vikerraadio that if in June 2014 one ton of milk sold for 400 euros, Russia's import ban now leaves it around 210-250 euros, reports LETA, referring to Estonian Public Broadcasting.
According to the final results of the 2013 Farm Structure Survey, there were 19,200 agricultural holdings in Estonia, of which nearly 1,000 largest ones produce more than three-quarters of standard output, announces Statistics Estonia. At the same time, there are 4,500 agricultural holdings which do not produce agricultural products but only maintain their lands in good agricultural and environmental condition.
An agreement was reached during the October 13 meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH) on the distribution of catch quotas in the Baltic Sea, which offers a beneficial solution to Latvian fishermen in 2015, representatives of the Agriculture Ministry informed the business portal Nozare.lv, writes LETA.
An agreement was reached during the Agriculture and Fisheries Council (AGRIFISH) in Luxembourg, stipulating that the European Commission will cover up to 75 percent of costs of measures against African swine fever in Latvia, the Agriculture Ministry informed the business portal Nozare.lv, cites LETA.
In the first nine months of the year 2014, 7.9% more milk was collected compared to the same period of 2013. But milk purchase price was by 20% lower than a year ago, writes ELTA/LETA.
The Estonian government approved on Thursday of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) funding 2014-2020 implementation plan, according to which, 129.6 million euros, including 100 million euros of European Union money, will be invested in the Estonian fisheries sphere and development of the coastal regions, LETA/Postimees Online reports.