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Romania owns over 30 pc of the total number of agricultural holdings in the EU

33 percent of the total number of agricultural holdings at the European Union level belong to Romania, President of the National Institute of Statistics (INS), Tudorel Andrei stated. According to him, only Poland has a share of more than 10 ...

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USDA: Large grain production, a problem for Romania because of transport infrastructure

Favorable weather, government subsidies, proper fertilizer management and disease prevention boosted Romanian winter and summer-crop production in 2017, USDA Foreign Agricultural Service notes in its report about Romania’s grains and feeds. Post estimates a 10 percent, cumulative production increase for ...

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US-based PHI Group to build industrial park, clean energy power plant and greenhouses in Transylvania

PHI Group, a US company focused on mergers and acquisitions and investments in natural resources, energy, agriculture and special situations, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a Romanian company to build an industrial park, clean energy power plant ...

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Agriculture Ministry collects EUR 664m, money reimbursed by the EC

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR) has been reimbursed EUR 664 million by the European Commission for the advance of the 2017 campaign from the direct payments financed from the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund, the ministry has announced ...

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Romania posts a historic first, becoming net logging importer

2017 was extremely agitated for the domestic forestry sector, amid important changes in legislation, as well as aggressive increases of wood prices, Romania becoming – for the first time – a net importer of logs, digi24.ro informs, quoting Mediafax. The ...

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EUR 757.34m trade deficit with agri-food products in three quarters of 2017

Romania registered deficit in the agri-food trade after the first three quarters of 2017, with exports up by only 2.7% against the similar period in 2016 to EUR 4.453 billion, while imports totalled EUR 5.211 billion, up by 9.5%, according ...

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Romania is back on the list of the world’s leading soybean producers

The European Commission (EC) announces a record for soybean production this year at EU level. The Agriculture Committee’s specialists count on 922,000 hectares in 2017-2018 agricultural year and on an additional of 10 percent in the next year, up to ...

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Romania overtakes France in maize production for the first time in history

Romania has registered a record production of 14.5 million tons of maize this year, placing Romania on the first position in the top of the EU largest maize producers, according to Eurostat data, Ziarul Financiar informs. “The farmers are becoming ...

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No Lactalis milk powder supplied to Romania, sanitary authority says

Romania is not on the list for supplies of special nutritional foodstuff (baby milk powder) contaminated with Salmonella Enterica, the Sanitary-veterinary Authority (ANSVSA) has informed on Tuesday. “The National Sanitary-Veterinary and Food Safety Authority has received a fresh notification through ...

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