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Sunday, 01.03.2015, 10:25
In January 2015, compared with January 2014, purchase prices of agricultural products fell by 17.3% in Lithuania, informs LETA/ELTA.
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On 24 February, experts from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Agriculture, and the members of agricultural organisations exchanged opinions on Latvia’s interests in agriculture, food, fisheries and forestry in the context of negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement, reports BC the Latvian MFA.
Although the Russian market was closed off, Lithuania's dairy processors have diversified their production and continue exporting, says Minister of Agriculture Virginija Baltraitiene. However, the alternative markets to that of Russia are not so profitable, reports LETA/ELTA.
Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius supports the idea of a temporary law that would regulate relations between milk producers, processors and retailers, reports LETA/ELTA.
Preliminary data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in 2014 harvested production of grain accounted for 2.2 mln tons, which is 278.5 thsd tons or 14.3% more than in 2013, thus exceeding the record of 2012 and reaching the highest level of harvested production of grain in the history of Latvia.
First applications for Rural Development Programme in Lithuania to be collected in Lithuania in April
First applications for the Rural Development Programme for Lithuania 2014-2020 are going to be accepted in April 2015. Young farmers will be the first ones to apply for the European support, informs LETA/ELTA.
Israeli Ambassador to Lithuania Amir Maimon met with Minister of Agriculture Virginija Baltraitiene and assured that Israel is interested in buying meat from Lithuania. The possibility to export beef to Israel emerged after Lithuania legalised ritual slaughter of animals and preparation of meat under kosher requirements, reports LETA/ELTA.