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Huge loss for Romanian rural area: EU funds of almost EUR 950 M decommitted

Romania could have achieved many objectives in rural areas, reducing the gap with the European Union, but, according to Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Achim Irimescu, the country has decommitted European funds of EUR 940 million. He explained in the ...

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Romania’s honey exports continue to drop

Romania exported during January 1 – October 31, 2015, 8,992 tonnes of honey amounting to EUR 34.6 million, down by 5.3 percent compared to the same period in 2014 – EUR 34.57 million, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development data ...

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Romania gets European recognition and protection for ‘Sibiu Salami’

‘Sibiu Salami’ has been registered as a product of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI), following the publication by the EU’s Official Journal of the European Commission’s implementing regulations on February 9th, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) states. It ...

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Romania, in top 5 largest cereals producers in the EU

With 22.1 million tonnes, Romania ranks the 5th among the largest producer of cereals in the EU in 2014, being surpassed by France (72.7 mn t) which is still by far the leader, followed by Germany (52.0 mn t), Poland ...

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U.S. agribusiness giant to fully exit crop inputs in Romania

America’s biggest grain trader Cargill will cease selling agricultural products known as crop inputs to farmers in the Central and Eastern Europe region by the end of May 2016. According to a press release on Wednesday, this change will affect ...

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US companies Anholt and Southern Harvest announce new acquisitions in Romania: 2,700 hectares

Anholt Services (USA), Inc. (together with its affiliates and owners, “Anholt”) announced on Thursday that Southern Harvest, LP, a subsidiary of Anholt Investments, Limited, has added approximately 2,700 hectares to its agricultural portfolio in Romania via two separate acquisitions. Combined, ...

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Romania, on surplus in agri-food products trade after nine months

Romania has recorded surplus in agri-food products trade after the first three quarters of 2015, exports advancing by 7.6 percent compared to the same period in 2014, to EUR 4.2 billion, while imports totaled EUR 4.16 billion, a plus of ...

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Lots of products arrive in Romania in the cheapest segment. We are poisoning the population, Agriculture Minister says

Many of the products arriving in Romania are sold because they are included in the cheapest segment, but consequently, the population is poisoned and the Romanian producer is ‘murdered’, Achim Irimescu, Minister of Agricutlure, said on Friday, on the occasion ...

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Pig breeders and milk producers, to be compensated with EUR 11m

The European Union will compensate dairy farmers and pig breeders after they were left with unsold merchandise due to the Russian embargo on food against the EU. For the milk sector almost EUR 9 million have been allocated. Each beneficiary ...

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